SOUTHAMPTON VS MAN UNITED
STEKELENBURG, SOARES, FONTE, VAN DIJK, TARGETT,
WANYAMA, S DAVIS,
WARD-PROWSE, TADIC, RODRIGUEZ, PELLE
MAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)
ROONEY, MATA, HERRERA, MEMPHIS,
ROJO, SMALLING, DARMIAN, DE GEA
Manchester United suffered on two counts on Tuesday night. Not only did they lose 2-1 against Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in their first Champions League group game, but England left back Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of his leg and may miss the rest of the Barclays Premier League campaign.
Wayne Rooney, still without a Premier League goal since April - and 14 hours and 34 minutes - missed the game in Holland with a hamstring injury and undergoes a test ahead of the trip to the south coast.
The defeat against PSV came after an impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool in which Anthony Martial, the PS36 million teenager signed from French club Monaco, came on to score a hugely impressive goal on his debut.
Martial got his first United start against PSV and, if Rooney's is unavailable, he could continue in attack for United.
Southampton arrive with an improved defensive record. After conceding five goals in their first two games, they have kept three straight clean sheets and gone a total of 276 minutes since they last conceded.
The arrival of Celtic central defender Virgil van Dijk, for PS11.5 million, has helped the Saints' rear-guard, but they are still without left-back Ryan Bertrand and centre half Florin Gardos.