Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named the same Manchester United starting XI for a fifth successive Premier League match as Southampton visit Old Trafford, with David de Gea reaching a personal landmark and Mason Greenwood closing in on an historic record.
United have recorded five straight victories in all competitions since a 1-1 league draw at Tottenham upon English football’s resumption
Key to those successes have been the midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, while Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have led the line to good effect.
Greenwood has been particularly prominent since the Premier League returned, the 18-year-old scoring four goals in his three most recent matches.
Those have taken him to 16 for the season across all competitions, putting him just one off the club record for goals scored by a teenager in a single campaign, with George Best, Wayne Rooney and Brian Kidd having hit 17 each.
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As for De Gea, the Spanish goalkeeper is selected to make his 400th appearance for United, who can go third in the table if they win at home.
Much like their opponents, Saints have also hit a groove of late and come into this fixture unbeaten in three.
Ralph Hasenhuttl names the same starting XI for a third game on the bounce, with the in-form Danny Ings – who has scored four goals in his previous five outings – leading the line and continuing his bid for the Premier League Golden Boot.
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Published 14 Jul 2020, 00:12 IST