Manchester United suffered a defeat against PSV Eindhoven in their first game of the Champions League this term, and the 20-time Premier League champions will be looking to return to winning ways against Southampton this weekend.
Captain Wayne Rooney missed United’s last two games due to a slight hamstring problem, and the England all-time top goalscorer is in line to make a return for Louis van Gaal’s side on Saturday, although it remains to be seen whether Rooney will be starting the game against the Saints.
But if the former Everton forward starts, he is likely to play behind Anthony Martial, who was signed from Monaco on deadline day of the summer transfer window. Rooney has failed to find the back of the net in the league in 10 outings, and the Englishman could now do so from the number 10 position tomorrow.
Also, for the first time this season van Gaal is expected to make a change to his backline due to Luke Shaw’s horrific leg injury suffered during the midweek. Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo is now to assume left-back duties against Ronald Koeman’s side on Saturday. Here is how the Red Devils are expected to line up: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Mata, Rooney, Memphis; Martial.