Southampton vs Manchester United on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch the Premier League game
Manchester United will look to capitalize on their early season optimism when they travel to Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon.
United got their campaign off to a good start by beating rivals Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford last weekend, further adding to the growing mood among club supporters following the additions of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba produced one of his best performances for the club in the first victory over Marcelo Bielsa’s side, as the Frenchman registered four assists.
Southampton, meanwhile, were beaten 3-1 by Everton at Goodison Park. Captain James Ward-Prowse signed a new contract with the club this week, which gave manager Ralph Hasenhuttl a boost after a summer that saw several first-team players, including top scorer Danny Ings, leave the club.
Here is all the information you need before today’s game.
When is it on?
The match will start at 2 p.m. BST on Sunday, August 22.
How can I watch it?
It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 1 p.m. If you are not a Sky customer, you can take a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without subscription.
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What is the news of the team?
Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane are in the running to make their first starts for Manchester United, said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sancho is most likely to make his United debut following his substitute appearance last week, while Victor Lindelof could retain his place alongside Harry Maguire, with Varane being just fit enough for a place on the bench.
Edinson Cavani has returned to full training at United after his six week hiatus, with Eric Bailly also back this week, but goalkeeper Dean Henderson remains out as he gradually recovers from Covid-19.
“As far as team news goes, it has also given us a boost,” said Solskjaer. “Edinson joined us, Raphael joined us, we are getting more and more fit.
“You will see on Sunday (if Sancho and Varane start), they have done a good job. They’ve had minutes, we’ve had a great week ourselves, we’ll see who will be making the flight to Southampton on Sunday.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has no new injury issues after his side’s first game at Everton. New recruit Dynel Simeu has joined the first team after the departure of Jannik Vestergaard. In defense, Tino Livramento could keep his place against Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back.
Southampton: McCarthy; Livramento, Stephens, Salisu, Perraud; Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo; Adams, Armstrong
United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba; Green wood
Manchester United: 4/7
The season may only be a week old, but it already feels like it’s two opposite sides of the form table. United are expected to win comfortably here, with Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood back among the goals. Southampton 1-3 Manchester United