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Match Preview: Southampton vs Manchester United

Manchester United will be looking to make it two wins in a row when they take on Southampton in the Premier League at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds go into the game on the back of a terrific 5-1 opening day victory over Leeds United at Old Trafford, whilst the hosts were defeated 3-1 by Everton at Goodison Park.

New signing Raphael Varane could make his debut for United and fellow new signing Jadon Sancho could make his first start after coming off the bench against Leeds.

The new season couldn’t have started any better. An opening day 5-1 victory over the sheep was beyond anything even the most optimistic fan could have hoped for, and, in doing so it has increased optimism that this could finally be the season when United win the title.

In facing Southampton on Sunday, it provides the Reds another opportunity to keep the winning momentum going, however, it wont be easy.

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Southampton at St Mary’s is never an easy fixture as shown last season where United had to come from 2-0 down to win 3-2. But despite the tough task this is still a game United should expect to win.

An early goal could go a long to way to deciding this one and if United can grab it then it could go a long way to deciding the outcome of the game. Saints are the strongest at the back and with Fernandes, Pogba, Martial and co and likely to start United should have too much for the Saints and take all three points.

The Reds look the real deal this season and if United can beat Southampton on Sunday and Wolves the following weekend, then it would put United in great position before the international break and increase optimism that this season could finally be the one when the Premier League returns home to Old Trafford.

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