Manchester United will be looking to continue their winning ways in the Premier League when they face Southampton on SundayReuters
Third-placed Manchester United take on fourth-placed Southampton in a top-of-the-table clash as both sides look to improve their respective positions in the Premier League.
After a difficult start to the 2014/15 campaign, the Red Devils have finally managed to find some stability in their performances as they are currently on a ten-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, picking up 24 points from a possible 30.
Their performances have been especially very impressive taking into account that they have had to deal with a lot of injuries this season.
Now that most of their players have returned from their respective injuries, Manchester United should be doing even better considering the sheer talent in their squad.
However, United will certainly be thoroughly tested by Southampton, who have also been quite impressive this season.
Although the Red Devils have already managed to beat Ronaldo Koeman's side at Saint Mary's, they were made to work very hard for a victory in that game.
And Jonny Evans, who came out as a substitute during the match, admits that the Saints are a very formidable opponent.
"I came on after about 20 minutes and, with the pace of the game, how they pressed us and the quality they had on the pitch, I thought they were excellent that night," Evans told MUTV.
The 27-year-old insists that constant pressure put by the Saints makes it very difficult for their opponents.
"They didn't give us a minute and that does makes it hard to play and hard to get into rhythm. I think maybe they did fade in the second half and allowed us to get a foothold in the game."
"[I don't know] Whether they can keep that pressing [sic] up throughout the whole season, because it takes a lot out of you, but, from that game, I thought they were a very good team and very well organised."
Meanwhile, Southampton will also be hoping to continue their winning ways against United despite them being the underdogs at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Although the Saints have struggled against the big sides this season, they will be a little more confident following their draw against Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.
However, Saints boss Ronaldo Koeman admits that United are going to be a tough opponent on Sunday due to their current form and the return of their injured players.
"I think that the team [United] is stronger now," Koeman told Southampton's official website. "Because I think they are more used to the system that they play and they have less injuries. They are unbeaten in 11 games, that brings confidence to the players. If you have di Maria, you have Falcao, you have van Persie, you have Rooney, you have Mata... come on please, you have great players."
Where to watch Live
The match is scheduled for a 1:30pm GMT (7pm IST, 8:30am ET) start with Live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD1. The EPL match can also be watched online via live streaming by viewers in India on StarSports.com.
Live coverage on TV in the UK will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also live stream the action on Sky Sports Online Player. Watch the game live in the US on NBCSN; the 90 minutes of action can also be live-streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.
Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 1 or live stream the action on Fox Sports On Demand.
Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match on Bein Sports Arabia or via Live Streaming online courtesy Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport or SuperSport online.
Expected starting line-up:
Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Evans, Shaw, Carrick, Rooney, Di Maria, Mata, Van Persie, Falcao
Southampton: Forster, Alderweireld, Fonte, Clyne, Bertrand, Wanyama, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Elia, Pelle