LONDON: Manchester United are seen to be able to return to winning when they host Southampton in the English Premier League (EPL) campaign at Old Trafford early tomorrow morning Malaysian time.
United have collected just one point from their last two league games, while Southampton have suffered three straight defeats and dropped to 11th in the league.
Leicester City’s shock defeat to Leeds United yesterday allowed United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer squad to be in second place despite dropping points at Arsenal on Saturday.
Following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United on Wednesday, United tried to bounce back at the Emirates Stadium, but Edinson Cavani missed two golden chances to break the deadlock and just a goalless draw against Arsenal.
The draw saw United remain in second place, three points behind leaders Manchester City who played less than one game.
Solskjaer’s men have collected 41 points from 21 matches this season, and the 20-time English champions still have a chance to win the title this season despite their lackluster performance.
They were conceded 27 times in the league this season, among the worst in the English top league, while home record saw United in 11th place this season when they only collected 14 points in 10 games.
United face Southampton and Everton at Old Trafford before heading to West Ham in the FA Cup.
The Europa League will continue this month, with United meeting Real Sociedad in return. United will once again lose the services of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, while Scott McTominay is also in doubt about his fitness level.
As for Southampton, Mohammed Salisu, Nathan Tella, Michael Obafemi and William Smallbone are still on the injury list.