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Man Utd predicted XI vs Southampton as Solskjaer plots changes from Arsenal draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to switch up his attacking options as Manchester United host Southampton on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils have taken just one point from their last two Premier League games, losing 2-1 to rock-bottom club Sheffield United and drawing 0-0 at Arsenal in that time.

United have looked out of sorts on the attack and a change of personnel may be required to get their title bid back on track.

Paul Pogba started on the left flank for the trip to the Emirates and has frequently been used out wide this season, but he may return to a more conventional central midfield role for the visit of Southampton.

This would allow Solskjaer to field a natural forward on the wing and youngster Mason Greenwood may get the nod alongside Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford in attacking midfield.

In the No.9 spot, Edinson Cavani may once again be preferred to Anthony Martial, while Pogba could partner Nemanja Matic at the base of midfield. Fred is another option in a holding role, while Scott McTominay is facing a late fitness test after suffering stomach cramps in the draw with the Gunners.

There could be one change in defence, as Solskjaer may choose to field Eric Bailly as Harry Maguire's centre-back partner ahead of Victor Lindelof.

Bailly and Lindelof have shared minutes over the last month and neither defender seems to have convinced Solskjaer he should be in the first-choice pairing week in, week out.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luka Shaw are likely to feature at right-back and left-back respectively, with David de Gea making his 20th league appearance of the season in goal.

Man Utd predicted XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.

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