Southampton host Manchester United on Saturday lunchtime in a meeting between two Premier League sides pulling out of a nosedive.
The Saints brought a merciful end to an eight-match winless streak last weekend with a victory from behind against Leicester City. Southampton managed to follow up that rut-buster with a breezy EFL Cup win against third-tier Cambridge United on Tuesday.
Manchester United leapfrogged Liverpool in the embryonic league table with a surprisingly impressive display against their fierce rivals on Monday night, escaping the red mist to send Jurgen Klopp's side into an obligatory crisis.
Here's everything you need to know about the meeting between two sides enjoying a rosier outlook.
Where are Southampton vs Manchester United playing?
- Location: Southampton, England
- Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
- Date: Saturday 27 August
- Kick-off Time: 12:30 BST / 07:30 EST / 04:30 PST
- VAR: Peter Bankes
- Referee: Andy Madley
Where can you watch Southampton vs Manchester United in the UK?
Channel: BT Sport 1
Channel: BT Sport Ultimate
Streaming Service: BT Sport
Broadcast Time: 11:30 (BST)
Where can you watch Southampton vs Manchester United in The United States?
Channel: NBC Universo
Streaming Service: NBC Sports
Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 07:30
Broadcast Time PST: 04:30
Where can you watch Southampton vs Manchester United in Canada?
Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 07:30
Where can you watch Southampton vs Manchester United Highlights?
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: BT Sport Football YouTube channel
H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Southampton: 0 Wins
Manchester United: 2 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Manchester United: LDLLW
Southampton team news
While Tino Livramento continues his long-term recovery from a nasty knee injury, fellow fullback Romain Perraud is nursing a groin problem which is more serious than Southampton's medical staff first thought.
Ralph Hasenhuttl was able to rotate his side for their midweek cup victory, deploying Che Adams from the off after his goalscoring cameo as a substitute against Leicester last weekend. The Scotland international nabbed another brace, potentially forcing his way into this Saturday's XI.
Southampton predicted lineup vs Manchester United
Southampton Starting 11: Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Bella Kotchap, Salisu, Djenepo; Ward-Prowse, Lavia; Aribo, Elyounoussi, A. Armstrong; Adams.
Bench: McCarthy, Lyanco, Romeu, Mara, S. Armstrong, Diallo, Walcott, Bednarek, Valery.
Manchester United team news
Erik ten Hag was able to welcome back Anthony Martial for the second half of their 2-1 victory against Liverpool at the start of the week after the Frenchman watched the first two games from the stands with a thigh complaint.
Facundo Pellistri is expected to be sidelined with an ankle injury until September while both Victor Lindelof and Brandon Williams remain doubts.
Manchester United predicted lineup vs Southampton
Manchester United Starting 11: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Bench: Heaton, Maguire, Ronaldo, Elanga, Fred, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Van de Beek.
Southampton vs Manchester United score prediction
In the hyper-reactive world of modern football, both of these clubs have seemingly pivoted away from catastrophe after just one Premier League win. How they follow up that mood-changing victory is almost as important.
A derby under the Old Trafford lights is an altogether different setting to the infamous Saturday lunchtime slot away from home. It will be a testament to Ten Hag if he can inspire Manchester United to an improvement upon the 1-1 scoreline which played out each time these clubs met last season.
Prediction: Southampton 1-2 Manchester United