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Manchester United will aim to build on their morale boosting win over Sunderland before the International break when they welcome high flying Southampton to Old Trafford.
David Moyes has made a difficult start to life in the united hot seat winning 3 and drawing 1 of his opening 7 games to currently sit 9th in the table, six points of leaders Arsenal.
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The former Everton coach will be hoping to avoid back to back to defeats for the first time since 2002 however history is on his side on this occasion with Southampton only picking up one point from their last 14 visits to Manchester.
Despite their inconsistent start, veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs, now part of the backroom staff believes that there is still plenty of time to get their season on track, starting against Southampton, telling the Manchester Evening news: “I am enjoying my coaching role at Manchester United – it has been great.
“It hasn’t yet got to the point when I go into the dressing room and everything falls quiet.
“But education is the next step in my career and I’m enjoying it. I am enjoying working with the new manager.
“Personally, I would prefer better results but we are only seven or eight games into the season.”
The Red Devils will be without Tom Cleverley for the game while Rio Ferdinand and Rafael are slight doubts ahead of the game although both are expected to be fit.
Adnan Januzaj has been the subject of a lot of talk in recent weeks since his brace against Sunderland and the Belgian born youngster, who has yet to decide his International allegiance with a host of country keen, will be hoping that his recent form will lead to a start on Saturday.
Southampton meanwhile have made a stunning start to the season and currently sit fourth in the table after three successive wins over Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Swansea. The Saints have not conceded a goal 450 minutes of football in all competitions and their only defeat of the season was a 1-0 loss to Norwich back in August.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to start with goal keeper Arthur Boruc after dismissing claims that his number 1 had suffered a hamstring injury on International Duty.
The former Celtic star was replaced in goal for the qualifier with England by Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny with physio Jacek Jaroszewski insisting that Boruc was omitted due to a hamstring problem
Howwever Pochettino insists there is no problem with the 33 year old and fully expects him to start Saturday’s trip to Manchester United.
“Artur is OK,” the Saints boss said. “There is some news that has come out, which is not true, regarding his fitness. He is fine.
“He has been training for three days. He has been training well and we hope that he will be perfect for Saturday’s game.”
Pablo Osvaldo is also expected to be fit despite suffering an ankle injury on International duty with Italy while Luke Shaw could miss out through illness.