Making up ground
Manchester United will hope to regain top spot in the Premier League Tuesday as they host Southampton.
The Red Devils are winless in their last two league matches dropping them down to second, three points behind Manchester City.
Southampton is also desperate to get back on track in the Premier League.
After beating Liverpool 1–0, the Saints have lost three in a row in league play.
There’s good news on the injury front for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United will be at full strength.
Scott McTominay had to leave with a stomach cramp over the weekend, but he’s available if needed.
Victor Lindelof played Saturday after recovering from a back injury, and Eric Bailly was on the substitutes bench.
Phil Jones is unlikely to play though Solskjaer says he’s confident he could soon return to full fitness.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is not quite as lucky when it comes to his side’s injury problems.
Theo Walcott, Ibrahima Diallo, and Oriol Romeu are doubtful after they each sustained injuries in a 1–0 defeat to Aston Villa.
Hasenhuttl is already without Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Mohammed Salisu, and Nathan Tella.
Finishing what you started
It’s truly been a tale of two half’s this season for both Southampton and Man United.
The Saints are one of the fastest teams out of the gate with 12 first-half goals second only to Manchester City.
But finishing the job has been an issue as they’ve lost three times in league play after scoring first.