Champions League-chasing Manchester United could leapfrog both Chelsea and Leicester City and move into third spot if they claim a victory against a spirited Southampton side at Old Trafford on Monday evening.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s troops are fresh from a morale boosting 3-0 thrashing of relegation-threatened Aston Villa, while Southampton held Everton to a 1-1 stalemate in their last outing.
Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
There are no fresh injury concerns for the Reds ahead of their home clash.
Marcus Rashford has been receiving a stick of late for his poor performances, though Solksjaer is not expected to drop him for Monday evening’s clash.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg returned from injury in their 1-1 stalemate against the Toffees, and could come in ahead of Oriol Romeu.
Man Utd have been in relentless form in front of goal, scoring at least three goals and more in their last four Premier League matches.
United have also gone unbeaten at home in their last four Premier League matches.
The hosts have an impressive record against Southampton, and are undefeated in their last eight matches against the Saints across all competitions.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s troops claimed an unfamiliar 1-0 win over Manchester City, and will be gunning for another huge scalp against another Manchester opposition.