Theatre of Dreams resumes Service
Last season at Old Trafford you could have been excused for thinking that the Theatre of Dreams is where you went for a sleep, such was the style of Man Utds’ play under LVG. Tonight a re-galvanised United take on a sorry looking Southampton.
With the transfer rumours in full swing that United are after the Saints Jose Fonte, time will tell if this is real or match day one mind games by Mourinho to unsettle the Southampton man ahead of tonight match.
Fear Factor Returning
We recall seeing a picture of David Moyes as a traffic cop outside Old Trafford with the slogan “we’re giving everyone 3 points this season” as home record after home record ended for all the wrong reasons. LVG’s imposed style of play was more bore factor than fear as last season United also won “most back passes”, most “passes back to keeper” in the season awards, as well as their lowest ever goal tally.
Tonight Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Martial, Rashford, Bailly will play and the Old Trafford faithful will be in full voice, Mourinho will be shouting, gesturing from the touchline in stark contrast to LVG sat firming in the dugout with his colouring book; United look and will feel special once more.
Against Bournemouth United took time to get going and Rooney needs to remember he’s a number 10 and not 6 and play higher up the field or he may soon find he is warming the bench as Mkhitaryan starts to show the Premier League how good he is.
3 Points predicted for United
Man Utd have played 8 matches on a Friday before and never been beaten having won 5 of these, while Southampton have only ever won one of their 4 Friday games.
Only 3 points will do for Manchester United tonight, expect a lot of defending from Southampton but we expect Utd to show their class and come away with all 3 points.
Where to watch Man Utd v Southampton
You can watch the match on Sky Sports with the game kicking off at 8pm, their coverage starts at 6.30pm or follow live match text commentary on thisminute.co.uk .