Man United vs Southampton: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms plans to shake up midfield

Manchester United vs Southampton

Will Manchester United continue their unbeaten domestic run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against Southampton on Saturday?

Both sides will arrive at Old Trafford on the back of midweek wins.

Starting with the Red Devils, they won 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Despite having a significant amount of injuries, United were the better team at Selhurst Park.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice against the Eagles to record United’s eighth successive away league win on the bounce.

Southampton picked up a massive three points in midweek too.

Playing a relegation six-pointer against Fulham, the Saints won 2-0 at St Mary’s to boost their survival hopes.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals plans to shake up midfield

In the final stages of the Crystal Palace game, Man United may a significant change.

17-year-old James Garner replaced Brazilian Fred in midfield.

This was Garner’s Premier League debut, and the teenager impressed in south London.

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So much so that Solskjaer confirmed that Garner could be involved against Southampton this weekend. The Norwegian said:

We’ve been waiting for that chance [to introduce him to the first team]. Of course, now with Nemanja [Matic] and Ander [Herrera] injured, there’ll be more chances for Jimmy.

We might even see him on Saturday against Southampton again.

I believe he has got the chance to have a great future. Of course, he has to keep working.

He knows we believe in him. We have great faith in him as the next Michael Carrick. I know he’s young and it’s not fair on kids to compare them to great players like Michael was, but he’s in the same mould. He can see the game, he plays simple passes. He sees through the lines, like Scott McTominay did tonight.

Michael had pressure coming in after Roy Keane. So it’s just the way it is at Manchester United.

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