Manchester United vs. Southampton: Start time, team news, stats, TV schedule, match thread, and how to watch Live stream Premier League football online or watch on TV with BT Sport.
Manchester United host Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday in the Premier League, knowing that a win could see them open up a four point gap between themselves and third-placed Chelsea. It has been a strange few weeks for Manchester United. Two consecutive 2-2 draws against so called ‘lower opposition’ means that the gap to rivals Manchester City has increased, while the gap between themselves and the rest of the chasing pack has become smaller.
Jose Mourinho’s comments that Manchester United’s transfer spending “is not enough” to compete with Manchester City have dominated the build-up to this match. His side have been blown away by their city rivals in the title race so far this season and the Portuguese’s former club Chelsea have closed the gap to just a point. After back-to-back league draws, as well as crashing out of the Carabao Cup to Championship outfit Bristol City, the pressure is on both United and Mourinho to deliver. Traditionally this is when both club and manager coming out fighting
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino needs his Saints side to pick up some unexpected points today to stave off any pressure being heaped on him from expectant Southampton fans. Unfortunately for the Argentine, this task is made more difficult today as he visits Old Trafford to take on Manchester United following a 5-2 drubbing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Boxing Day.