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The second weekend of the Premier League season is in full swing as Man United travel to the south coast to take on Southampton this afternoon.

The hosts will welcome a full house back to St. Mary’s for the first time since before the pandemic and they will be hoping their side can put up an improved showing, having been handily beaten by Everton at Goodison Park on the opening weekend of the campaign.

They face a tall order though, if the way United started the season is anything to go by. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men looked in superb form as they hammered Leeds United 5-1 at Old Trafford, Bruno Fernandes opening his account for the season with a hat-trick and Paul Pogba also in imperious form.

Jadon Sancho made his United debut off the bench in that game, while centre-back Raphael Varane was unveiled ahead of kick-off following his arrival from Real Madrid to bolster the feel-good factor around the club.

You can follow all this afternoon’s action LIVE with our blog below…

Live updates

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The teams are on their way out on the south coast – almost showtime. A packed St. Mary’s, but it’s the travelling United fans making most of the noise.

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Ten minutes to go…

Kick-off is just around the corner at St. Mary’s.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to Sky Sports…

On the two changes – “Scott [McTominay]’s got a slight injury but hopefully he can do half-an-hour. With Anthony [Martial], we thought he was the right man for this game.”

On Sancho and Varane – “Both of them are getting there, they’re still lacking a bit of fitness. If they’re needed they’ll come on.”

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Saints unchanged

Despite their defeat on the opening weekend, Ralph Hasenhuttl has stuck with the same XI that started against Everton.

The headline news from that is that 18-year-old Valentino Livramento keeps his place at right-back, with Kyle Walker-Peters only on the bench.

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Matic starts

As for the starting XI, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken up the midfield partnership of Scott McTominay and Fred, only the Brazilian keeping his place as Nemanja Matic comes into the midfield.

The only other change to the XI that started against Leeds sees Anthony Martial come in for Daniel James.

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Sancho, Varane on the bench

We’ll come on to the starting lineup shortly, but I suppose the big news for Manchester United is that neither of their big summer signings are handed a first start for the club but both Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane are on the bench this evening.

That means that Victor Lindelof keeps his place alongside Harry Maguire at the heart of the defence, though you’d imagine it’ll be a matter of when, not if, he loses his place.

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Southampton team news

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Stephens, Salisu, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse Walcott, Djenepo, Adams, Armstrong

Subs: Forster, Bednarek, Walker-Peters, Valery, Diallo, Elyounoussi, Tella, Redmond, Long

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Manchester United team news

Man United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Martial, Greenwood

Subs: Heaton, Dalot, Varane, McTominay, Van de Beek, Lingard, Mata, James, Sancho

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We’ll have all the confirmed team news from St. Mary’s in ten minutes’ time…



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