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Predicted Manchester United Starting XI To Face Southampton – Januzaj To Start?

Man Utd welcome high-flying Southampton to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon looking to close the gap on the early pace-setters. Here’s a predicted team.

Manchester United welcome high-flying Southampton to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon looking to close the gap on the early pace-setters.

United have endured a difficult start to the new season and oddly sit behind this weekends visitors in the table, with the defending champions heading into the weekends action a lowly ninth.

David Moyes men have come through the international break unscathed and the Scot is expected to name a full-strength side despite next weeks Champions League clash with Real Sociedad on the horizon.

Rio Ferdinand is likely to return to the starting eleven after recovering from injury and he’ll take his place alongside Nemanja Vidic at the heart of defence, with Rafael and Patrice Evra expected to make up the back-four.

Marouane Fellaini is still settling into life at Old Trafford but he should get another chance to impress beside Michael Carrick in midfield while Wayne Rooney will partner Robin van Persie in attack.

The big decision for Moyes will be whether to start Adnan Janujaz ahead of the likes of Nani and Shinji Kagawa. The youngster burst onto the scene with a stunning double on his debut against Sunderland before the international break and it would be harsh to drop him after his MOTM display, so we think he’ll get the nod on the left.

Here’s the team Moyes could go with:

What do you think about our team? What would your starting eleven be? Share your suggestions below.



  1. Michael

    October 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Nani & kagawa should start on Saturday at the wings

    • Umar kambu kwalam

      October 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Pls moyes starts with kagawa in the middle against southamton because he the most useful player in the middle of united,pls try to select him.

  2. Don Lisa

    October 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I think Ferdinand and Vidic shouldn’t be starting together at central back. They’ve both lost pace and United could run into trouble waters if we start the duo against Southampton. Maybe, Evans for Vidic. Aside from that, I totally agree with your selection.

  3. Castle

    October 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    man u need to start nani ahead of Valencia

  4. Macheda

    October 17, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Moyes should stat januzaj, carrick,nani, and felliane due to cleverly injurie in the middle why in the attack he should use rooney,kagawa due to van persie injury and at the defencet line he should use evra,nemanja uidic,jones and rafeal and keper d gea

  5. young shaker

    October 18, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Moyes pls give kagawa enough Playing bcos he is a very talented player n also start the match with him and allow him to play full 90m.Bcos kagawa is the only person who can give accurate pass in the team.

  6. williamt

    October 18, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Your lineup is correct except start Kawaga instead of Carrick.
    Sell Nani, Young, Anderson, Evans asap. Allow younger players to move into the starting eleven. Use the sale monies to buy a quality left back, a tough holding midfielder and creative midfielder.

    • Ross

      October 18, 2013 at 4:27 am

      Totally agree with your kagawa for carrick part of your comment, I was starting to think I was te only 1 that thought that. I think carrick slows the play down too much and allows the opponents to organise themselves, kagawa can up the tempo and get the ball moving forward quickly….. HOPEFULLY fellaini can get up to pase and become the tough defensive player he was bought to be.

  7. Tony

    October 18, 2013 at 12:46 am

    De gea,evra, vidic, jones ,refae, carrick, kagawa, nani ,welbeck ,rooney, rvp.

  8. Ox Head

    October 18, 2013 at 1:21 am

    De Gea, Vidic, Jones, Evra, Rafael, Kagawa, Fellaini, Welbeck, Januzaj, Rooney and Van Persie. I would start this lineup

  9. getinet

    October 18, 2013 at 2:27 am

    De gea
    Rafael Jones Vidic Evra

    Nani Juanzai

    Roony V.persie

  10. Gerrard

    October 18, 2013 at 3:32 am

    That squad is good

    • rathorehimmat

      October 18, 2013 at 10:48 am

      degea rafel vidic jones evra carrick fellni valancia januzaj roony persi

    • rathorehimmat

      October 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

      degea rafel vidic jones evra carrick fellni valancia januzaj roony persi or must use kagwa

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  12. Bob

    October 18, 2013 at 5:05 am


  13. John jude

    October 18, 2013 at 6:08 am

    @Getinet i think ur right thats a killing squad if moyes want to win he should go with that selection

  14. Musa kazeem

    October 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Pls moyer start chicharrito and kagawa

  15. montfort chibambo

    October 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

    pls moyes can u start with Kagawa at the midle .

  16. Bradley

    October 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Agree vidic should start wit jones or evans . Rio lost a lost of pace . Nani and janu on the wings . They both are fast and are on form. How can u start with kawaga when he had to bad game for japan. You must always start how best 11 on form and because of merit off who the are

  17. Jamie.K

    October 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Plz Moyes jst help en play Kagawa in the middle. We don’t need to go for a draw. We need a massive win at OT. Kagawa has every thing on the ball. Jst look at his first hat rick last season, the way he moves in the middle intelligence, quality passes. En if u want goals from RVP, Rooney, Chicharito,give Kagawa that role. Don’t put pressure on yo job, u have the players jst dat u don’t how to use dem. Stop yo honeymoon, wining games and trophies has made United wat it iz now, don’t jst say dat we give u tym to fit in United model. U’ve been in the premier 4 some tym en u know how it drives. U’ve won games wid everton against big clubs including United, city e.t.c. If u make use doz players yo job will be a done job. Big clubs are watching Kagawa, don’t let him have another thought, he chose united for other clubs it will be a big loss if we lose him.

    • Ericho

      October 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Play Kagawa, otherwise we’ll lose him in the transfer window and man utd might regret it. I just thought that maybe moyes should really give him the chance to play. Doesn’t moyes wonder why Dortmund won’t hesitate to re-sign kagawa coz he is valuable to them. Titles.

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