Team Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Stephens, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Armstrong, Adams, Ings. Subs: Gunn, Vestergaard, Long, Obafemi, Hojbjerg, Smallbone, Vokins, Danso, Ferry.
Team Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Martial, Greenwood, Rashford. Subs: Romero, Bailly, Mata, Pereira, Fred, James, Ighalo, McTominay, Williams.
The Saints are sitting comfortably in mid-table, but they will not be lying down and Danny Ings will hope to add to his tally of 19 goals in pursuit of the Premier League Golden Boot.
Manchester United now have the opportunity of leapfrogging both Leicester City and Chelsea to take third position on the table if they can secure victory against Southampton here this evening.
We have just had a weekend of some strange results affecting both the bottom and the top. This opened up opportunities for European spots and also potential lifelines for relegation threatened teams.
Welcome to Old Trafford for our live coverage of this Premier League clash between Manchester United and Southampton.
Kick-Off! We are underway here in Manchester!
Our referee is Chris Kavanagh. He will be assisted by Sian Massey-Ellis and Scott Ledger. The fourth official is Anthony Taylor and the VAR is Lee Mason.
Southampton have only failed to score at Turf Moor and Anfield this season. Can Danny Ings get closer to the Golden Boot here at Old Trafford?
It has been a steady start from both teams and Southampton are looking good in defence at this stage.
De Gea clears after a potential threat from Bertrand and Ings. He took that easy and it was also good running from Ings.
SUPER SAVE! Ward-Prowse gives the ball away to Anthony Martial, who then has the keeper to beat. Great reading of the game by Alex McCarthy to save the blushes of his skipper.
GOAL, SOUTHAMPTON, ARMSTRONG! (0-1). Pogba drops his head after he is made to pay for a mistake.
Paul Pogba is sloppy and Danny Ings is alert to a De Gea pass. Ings then supplies Redmond and Armstrong fires it home in open space!
NO GOAL, MANCHESTER UNITED! Rashford finds the back of the net after a decisive Manchester United move, but the flag is up! A good call!
A set-piece for Manchester United is drifted into the area by Fernandes. Not the greatest set-piece!
GOAL, MANCHESTER UNITED, RASHFORD! (1-1) Pogba finds Martial in the area and he somehow keeps possession and feeds Rashford, who makes no mistake!
That goal started with a gritty fight for the ball by Wan-Bisakka. He should get an assist for that!
GOAL, MANCHESTER UNITED, MARTIAL! (2-1). Fernandes feeds Martial, who is allowed to line it up in space and WOW what a finish!
DRINKS BREAK! Ralph Hasenhuttl is not happy! Stephens should have applied more pressure on Martial.
Manchester United have a spring in their step since the break and the Saints are now hanging on.
Southampton need to be patient and just bide their time over the next few minutes.
OVER! Great teamwork between Rashford, Greenwood and Pogba. It does not end that well after the Martial shot is high and wide!
Fernandes is lucky to get away with no booking after a sliding tackle from behind on Walker-Peters.
The Saints are starting to see more of the ball again now.
Martial, Rashford and Fernandes combines well for Manchester United, but it fizzles out into nothing.
Ings takes care of Pogba in midfield and Manchester United have a free-kick.
Romeu is now lucky to get away with a foul on Greenwood. Manchester United had the ball when he went down and they decided to play on.
YELLOW! Ward-Prowse drags down Fernandes and he is booked for his troubles.
HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 2-1 SOUTHAMPTON. Southampton is still in the game and the home team may have to score again to put this one to bed.
We are into three minutes of stoppage time and Southampton have a corner.
Kick-Off! We are back underway in the second half.
It's early pressure from Manchester United, as they try and close this game out as soon as possible.
WIDE! It's just off target from Redmond for Southampton. It was a good effort after beating Lindelof.
Jack Stephens is down for Southampton after a rather harsh challenge by Rashford.
NO PENALTY! Ings is down after a challenge by Maguire, but Ings was trying his luck ther53
YELLOW! Stephens is booked for a frustrated foul on Fernandes. Poor and a deserved booking.
YELLOW! Discipline letting Southampton down now. Walker-Peters in in the book for a handball after being beaten by Rashford and Martial.
Southampton need to sharpen up. They are looking sloppy at the moment and may just be punished.
Southampton launch a rare attack, but it fizzles out into nothing. Their coach will not be happy. That was never going anywhere.
SUBSTITUTION: Pogba is off for Manchester United and he has been replaced by Fred. Southampton bring on Long to replace Adams.
It has been a rather quiet second half thus far after the three quick-fire first half goals.
SUBSTITUTION: Armstrong makes way for Southampton and he has been replaced by Smallbone.
Manchester United earn a rare corner after a patient build-up involving Shaw and Rashford. Shaw may have twisted his ankle.
SUBSTITUTION: Shaw is off and has been replaced by Brandon Williams.
Ings is involved in a Southampton counter-attack and they secure a corner thanks to Lindelof.
Can Manchester United close this game off as a matter of urgency or can the Saints snatch a point?
Southampton earn another corner. They are seeing more of the ball again and seem to favour the right hand side.
OVER! Manchester United launch a brilliant counter-attack after the corner and Martial does everything right but find the back of the net!
SUBSTITUTION: Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes has been replaced by Scott McTominay and Dan James. Manchester United just want to ensure they dont lose the advantage here.
GREAT SAVE! De Gea preserves the lead and anticipates the final shot from Romeu after a good passage of play with Ings.
SUBSTITUTION: We have another change for the Saints. Romeu makes way for Obafemi.
Walker-Peters and Williams collide in the air and we have a stoppage as a precaution. YELLOW! In the meantime Wan-Bissaka has been booked for a late challenge on Bertrand.
SUBSTITUTION: Williams is off and Manchester United will play the last few minutes with 10 men.
Manchester United now have five at the back!
GOAL, SOUTHAMPTON, OBAFEMI! (2-2) WOW! Southampton earn a corner thanks to good work from Redmond. Lindelof then helps the cause by allowing Obafemi some room to score!
Can the Red Devils come back in stoppage time? Is there time for a twist?
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 2-2 SOUTHAMPTON. Great work by the Saints to hold on and they never gave up. Thank you for joining us and Manchester United remain in fifth place.