Manchester United will be hoping to get their Premier League title challenge back on track when they host Southampton on Tuesday night..

United drew with Arsenal last time out and have taken five points from their last four games.

Edinson Cavani fired Man United to victory over Southampton in November

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Edinson Cavani fired Man United to victory over Southampton in November

They have fallen behind top-flight leaders Manchester City and need to return to winning ways quickly.

Southampton have lost their last three league games including Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

United beat the Saints in a 3-2 thriller in November as they came from two down to win thanks to Edinson Cavani’s 90th-minute effort.

Manchester United vs Southampton: How to watch

This match will be held at Old Trafford on Tuesday, February 2 and will kick-off at 8:15pm.

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage underway from 8pm.

BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.

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Manchester United vs Southampton: Confirmed teams

Man United: De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Greenwood, Cavani

Subs: Bailly, Pogba, Martial, James, Henderson, Alex Telles, Matic, Williams, van de Beek

Southampton: McCarthy, Ramsay, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Jankewitz, Djenepo, Adams, Ings

Subs: Redmond, N’Lundulu, Lewis, Forster, Ferry, Finnigan, Tchaptchet, Chauke

Manchester United vs Southampton: What has been said?

Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “We want to keep on trying to dominate games. We feel we’ve dominated them.

“But of course we need a little bit of brightness, spark up the last third, take the chances.

“I don’t really like to bring these up but the momentum shifted for us with the Sheff United game. Of course it did.

“But I’ve got the delegate’s report through from the ref and the two decisions were wrong.

“They’ve admitted that their goal should have been disallowed and ours should have stood and that is a big, big momentum changer for us.”

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “The good thing is you should score from time to time and this is what we do, although at the moment, not enough. It is not so much to worry about if you have the chances and you don’t do it.

“Man City won 1-0, Palace won 1-0, Manchester United and Arsenal drew 0-0, so we are not the only team at the moment that has problems scoring.

“But I see us creating a lot of chances and it is only a question of time before we score again so it doesn’t worry me at the moment.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United need to get their title challenge back on track


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United need to get their title challenge back on track

Manchester United vs Southampton: Match stats and facts

  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League meetings with Southampton (W4 D5), though are looking to complete their first league double over them since their title winning campaign of 2012-13.
  • Having lost 13 of their first 14 Premier League away games against Man Utd (D1), Southampton have lost just two of their last seven visits to Old Trafford (W2 D3).
  • Manchester United have come from behind to win 10 different Premier League games against Southampton, including a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture at St Mary’s this season. No side has come from behind to beat another more often in the competition’s history (Man Utd also 10 vs Newcastle).
  • Of all teams to have played at least 10 Premier League games in a specific month, no-one has a higher win rate than Manchester United do in February, with the Red Devils winning 68 of their 100 February games in the competition.
  • Manchester United have lost four of their 10 Premier League home games so far this season (W4 D2) – it’s already the third highest number of defeats the Red Devils have suffered in a single Premier League campaign, after 2001-02 (6) and 2013-14 (7).
  • Southampton have failed to score in each of their last two Premier League away games, having only failed to find the net in two of their previous 25 on the road. Saints last went three without scoring in October 2018 under Mark Hughes.
  • Manchester United have drawn four Premier League matches goalless this season – in only three previous seasons have they had more: five in 2015/16 and six in both 2004/05 and 2016/17.
  • Southampton have lost their last three Premier League games, more than they had in their previous 15 (W8 D5 L2). They last lost four in a row in the competition in April 2018.
  • Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse’s direct free-kick goal against Manchester United in the November meeting between the sides was the eighth direct free-kick scored in this Premier League fixture, the joint-most of any fixture in Premier League history along with Liverpool versus Man Utd.
  • Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score twice and assist once against Southampton in their 3-2 win in November. The last Red Devils player to score 2+ goals in consecutive Premier League appearances against an opponent was Cristiano Ronaldo versus West Ham in October 2008.


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