Premier League

Man Utd vs Southampton: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
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Manchester United and Southampton go head to head in the Premier League's early kick-off when they meet at Old Trafford.

United stumbled to a 1-1 draw against bottom club Burnley last time out, hardly the tonic that Ralf Rangnick's team needed after embarrassingly being knocked out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough in the fourth round only a few days earlier.

Southampton, meanwhile, are doing well. They got through in the FA Cup and have taken four points from recent Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Tottenham.

This is everything you need to know about the game...


How to watch Man Utd vs Southampton on TV - UK/US

When is kick off? Saturday 12 February, 12:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Old Trafford
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 1 (UK), Peacock Premium (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube, Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day (UK)
Referee? Stuart Attwell
VAR? Jarred Gillett


Man Utd team news

Alex Telles and Fred both missed out against Burnley after testing positive for Covid-19. If either is to be available here, it is more likely to be the former as he tested positive first.

Eric Bailly is United's only injury concern, nursing an ankle problem. Diogo Dalot is expected to continue at full-back ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

  • You can read Man Utd's predicted lineup here.

Southampton team news

Tino Livramento could return for Southampton after sitting out the Spurs win as a further precaution after recovering from a knee injury.

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy remains sidelined, but Moussa Djenepo was back on the bench in midweek after returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty.

  • You can read Southampton's predicted lineup here.

Man Utd vs Southampton head to head record

Southampton have not beaten Manchester United in the Premier League since successive 1-0 wins at Old Trafford in 2015 and 2016.

However, of the 12 meetings in all competitions since then - including the 2017 Carabao Cup final, only six have ended in United victories. The other six have all been draws, with the reverse fixture at St Mary's earlier this season among them (1-1).

Games between these clubs have resulted in several famous moments over the years. Southampton thrashed United 6-3 at The Dell in October 1996, while the previous season Alex Ferguson's United changed shirts at half-time during a 3-1 defeat.

There was also Massimo Taibi's howler in 1999 and Southampton's FA Cup final win in 1976, but the last time the Saints played at Old Trafford they lost 9-0.


Man Utd vs Southampton score prediction

Southampton have the edge when it comes to form and confidence here and will fancy their chances against a United side really struggling to put together complete performances.

Rangnick's team have been guilty of failing to take chances in recent weeks, which has left them vulnerable because they have become too weak defensively to get by on 1-0 wins.

Namesake Ralph Hasenhuttl will send out a well drilled Southampton side and, given their proven ability to take points from this fixture, a draw or better could be on the cards for them.

Prediction: Man Utd 1-1 Southampton


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