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Rashford backed to bounce back as Manchester Utd face Southampton

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Kicking off the fixtures in the Premier League this weekend, Manchester United travel to Southampton for a 12.30 kick-off.

Currently sitting in the bottom three, The Saints will be hoping to end their bad form against United with their last win against them being a 1-0 score in August 2003.

After an unlucky start to the season with two losses and one win under their belt, Southampton will be hoping to add another win after a comfortable 0 – 2 win last week at Brighton.

Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl does have some injury concerns with Moussa Djeneop and Michael Obafemi looking likely to miss the game, whilst Nathan Redmond is set to be out for a number of weeks with an ankle injury.

However, Hasenhuttl is not letting this affect his positivity:

“We have a strong subs bench and it’s up to me to find the right balance. I’m confident we have enough in our squad to cause Manchester United problems on Saturday”.

After an impressive opening fixture in which United beat Chelsea 4 – 0, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to put the last two results behind him which ended in a draw and loss for the Reds, “We have to make sure we go to Southampton with the bit between our teeth and play better, score goals and win the game”.

A win could see them increase their position in the table, where they currently hold fifth place.

Manchester United will be without Anthony Martial and former Saints player Luke Shaw after the pair were both injured during the 2 – 1 loss to Crystal Palace.

With Alexis Sanchez on the verge of joining Inter Milan, it seems unlikely that the Chilean national will be seen in a Reds shirt again, much less featuring in the team on Saturday.

However, with Wan-Bissaka receiving his first England international call up this week, joining teammates Jesse Lingard, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford, United can choose from an experienced squad to make up the numbers.

Manchester United are odds-on to win the fixture at 11/10 whilst Marcus Rashford is the favourite to score first.

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