Can Southampton prove that they are not a one-season wonder

The third-placed Manchester United to visit St Mary’s Stadium hoping to beat Southampton and keep pace with the league leaders Manchester City.

Having just one of their five Premier League outings so far this season, the Saints will be keen to register a home win and will prove that they are not a one-season wonder.

It’s been 19-years since Southampton recorded back-to-back victories over the 20-time English champions Manchester United.

The Red Devils have won six of their last seven visits to St Mary’s – that includes two FA Cup wins in 2009 and 2011 respectively. While, Ronald Koeman’s side have won just three of their last 18 meetings in all competitions.

This will be the fifth encounter between Louis van Gaal and fellow Dutchman Koeman, with the two managers having also met in the Eredivisie.

Southampton, who have scored just two Premier League goals this season – will be looking for their second win of the season as they host Man United on Sunday afternoon.

If United beat the Saints, they will be 2 points off league leaders Man City in the Premier League.

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