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Manchester United take on Southampton in the second matchweek of the Premier League and everyone is expecting the Old Trafford outfit to pick up an easy win.

United carved Leeds United wide open last weekend, winning that match 5-1 and given that they beat the Saints 9-0 last season, this Sunday’s encounter could be another goal fest.

Southampton did look encouraging at times against Everton last weekend but according to Michael Owen, it will be Man United who will pick up all three points.

He wrote on Betvictor: “Manchester United looked outstanding in that home win over Leeds. Don’t get me wrong, I think Leeds made it easy for them but some of United‘s play was superb.

“Pogba and Fernandes were sensational and created chance after chance. I was glad to see Greenwood on the scoresheet and believe that he really could become a world-class striker. United are still to add Sancho and Varane to the starting eleven so they are looking good at the moment.

“Southampton started well at Everton and new man Adam Armstrong took his goal superbly. The way they faded in the second half is worrying though and aside from Armstrong, I don’t see where the goals can come from.

“They conceded the second most amount of goals in the league last year, and I don’t see much improvement in that area so far.

“I can’t see anything but a United win here. They looked in great form last week and I fancy them to exploit what is an error-prone Saints defence.”

Southampton did look promising till they took that early lead via Adam Armstrong but once Everton put their foot on the peddle Hasenhuttl’s side could not come up with an answer.

Man United, on the other hand, showed no mercy to Leeds United last weekend as they were in fifth gear from start to finish.

And this particular intensity could be something that will cause all sorts of problems for the Saints.

Playing at home Southampton will have the home crowd to back them up but the form that United are in, we don’ think the St Mary’s outfit will pick up anything from this fixture.

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