At the start of 2016, no one would have probably expected Wayne Rooney to make a massive record, United to beat Liverpool and probably move closer to the leaders. It has been a topsy-turvy ride for Manchester United right from the beginning game against Swansea and until Liverpool, they have failed to score many but they haven’t conceded either.
The next match for Manchester United is of course against Southampton. The South Coast club will visit Old Trafford with their heads held high and as usual the Ronald Koeman vs Louis Van Gaal drama will add to the much craved spice. Two managers who loath each other, two teams who just cannot fail to lose, well enough spice I reckon?
Manchester United will be without Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Tyler Blackett, Michael Carrick and Nick Powell.
While Ashley Young looked like he picked up a minor injury during the North-West derby against Liverpool, he and Bastian Schweinsteiger will be the players who may or may not feature against Southampton. Louis Van Gaal’s press conference may give us more information.
Manchester United – L L D W D W
Southampton – W L W W L L
While winning at Liverpool will be a morale booster for Manchester United, Southampton come under pressure to Old Trafford and I think they will be happy with a draw and will take the win gladly.