Manchester United are unbeaten in 17 matches heading into this fixture against in-form Southampton at Old Trafford.
The Reds Devils were fifth before the start of the match-day 35 round of matches but defeats for Chelsea and Leicester City now gives Ole Gunnars Solskjaer’s men the chance to go third with a victory against the Saints.
Interestingly, Man United have won their last four matches by an aggregate score of 14-2 while Southampton have taken seven points from their last possible nine and are aiming for a quick-fire double over the Manchester clubs after beating Man City last Sunday.
Both teams have met 41 times with Manchester United winning 26, Southampton 7 and they drew 8 times. Man United can achieve an 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions for the first time since March 2013, under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Bruno Fernandes’s 13 goal involvements are the joint-most by a player after his first 10 Premier League matches, level with Mick Quinn.
Southampton have avoided defeat in four of their last six Premier League trips to Old Trafford, winning two.
If Danny Ings scores, he will be only the second Saints player to reach the 20-goal mark in a 38-match Premier League season, after James Beattie got 23 goals in 2002/03.
Man United defenders Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe remain his only absentees and Solskjaer has hinted he will name another unchanged side while Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl hopes Jannik Vestergaard (thigh) will recover, but Moussa Djenepo (calf), Sofiane Boufal (thigh) and Yan Valery could miss the rest of the season.
Man United: De Gea; Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka; Matic, Pogba, Bruno; Greenwood, Rashford, Martial.
Southampton: Forster; Vestergaard, Stephens, Bertrand, Walker-Peters; Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Redmond, Højbjerg, Ings.
Officials for the Game
Referee: Chris Kavanagh. Assistants: Sian Massey-Ellis, Scott Ledger. Fourth official: Anthony Taylor. Replacement official: Jonathan Hunt. VAR: Lee Mason. Assistant VAR: Marc Perry.
Manchester United are scoring for fun at the minute with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood running the rule over defenses and Southampton got one of the premier league most prolific scorers in Danny Ings.
The Saints were given an odd of 9.90 to beat Manchester Unied at Old Trafford while the Red Devils have a winning odd of just 1.30 and 5.70 for a draw. The game is likely to produce about three goals meaning a safe bet will be 2.5. Over 2.5 stands at 1.50 and under at 2.58.
Man United 3-1 Southampton