Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs (R)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson congratulates Ryan GiggsReuters

Manchester United and Southampton will play their third match of the English Premier League on Sunday night after witnessing a disappointed start to the new season.

Team News:

Manchester United recovered the opening match shocking defeating to Everton by winning the second match. Jonny Evans, who has been out of action for a while now because of ankle injury and missed the first two matches, is likely to join Nemanja Vidic in central defence.

However, Phil Jones and Rio Ferdinand are unlikely to play on Sunday though they have joining the training. Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Chris Smalling are ruled out for tonight's match as they are yet to recover from the injuries.

Southampton is yet to open their account in the score table after losing the first two matches. Newly signed Japan defender Maya Yoshida and Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka are unlikely to play on Sunday. Jack Cork is also in doubt for tonight's match following ankle injury.

Southampton has roped in Gaston Ramirez of Uruguay for £12 million but he may not be available for Sunday's match as he is yet to complete his transfer from Bologna.

Performance of the Teams in the Previous Matches:

Manchester United lost 0-1 to Everton in the opening match though they bounced back in the second match, winning 3-2 against Fulham.

Southampton had a disappointing start to the season, losing the two matches played so far. They lost to Manchester City 2-3 in the opening match and lost 0-2 to Wigan at home.

Match Preview:

Nigel Adkins has a strong squad besides home ground advantage and partial crowd but it won't be easy to beat Sir Alex Ferguson's men. The newly signed Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa are capable of turning the fortune for Manchester United.

The match between Manchester United and Southampton will start at 8:30 PM IST and you can watch live on ESPN. The match to be played at St Mary's Stadium.

Probable Lineups:

Southampton (4-4-2): K Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Lambert, S Davis, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Do Prado, Rodriquez.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Carrick, Scholes, Valencia, Cleverley, Kagawa, Van Persie