The Red Devils will be buoyed by their 3-1 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last Sunday as the 20-time English champions made a winning start to life under Mourinho.
Juan Mata broke the deadlock for the visitors before United captain Wayne Rooney doubled their lead to all but seal three points from their Premier League opener on the south coast.
One of Mourinho’s summer signings – Zlatan Ibrahimovic – added a third shortly after Rooney’s goal to cap an impressive performance from United, who certainly have their swagger back.
Southampton have once again lost a number of key players this summer, including Victor Wanyama after the Kenyan midifielder moved to Tottenham Hotspur in a £25m deal.
The Saints are also under new management after Claude Puel was named as Ronald Koeman’s successor following the Dutchman’s appointment as Everton’s new head coach.
Here is a round-up of the best betting offers on Manchester United v Southampton, including a tempting Paddy Power enhancement on Mourinho’s side to secure a second successive victory.
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The Red Devils have already beaten one south coast club this season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth last weekend. Remarkably, United haven’t beaten Southampton in the last three seasons at Old Trafford. Mourinho will relish the chance to get one over his predecessor and end that record with a win on Friday. The Tipster is offering new Paddy Power customers enhanced odds of 4/1 on Manchester United to beat Southampton on Friday.
The Sweden international opened his Premier League account last weekend with his long-range strike against Bournemouth. Ibrahimovic has scored in his first two competitive games as a Red Devils player. The 34-year-old, of course, scored United’s winner in a 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Leicester City in the Community Sheild. The Tipster is offering new 888sport customers enhanced odds of 7/1 on Ibrahimovic to score any time in Manchester United against Southampton.
For those with a Paddy Power account already, Betfair also have an offer for new Betfair customers. United will be confident of securing a first home win of the season against Southampton with their side bolstered by the arrivals of Eric Bailly, Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pogba. The Tipster is offering new Betfair customers enhanced odds of 4/1 on Manchester United to beat Southampton.
The Red Devils will be full of confidence following their 3-1 win at Bournemouth in their opening Premier League game. United have a poor record at home to the Saints in recent seasons but Mourinho will put that right on a night when Red Devils supporters should get their first glimpse of Paul Pogba.
Prediction: Manchester United 2 Southampton 0
Manchester United will host Southampton at 20:00 BST on Friday 19 August. The Old Trafford clash will be televised live on Sky Sports 1 for UK viewers.
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