Paul Merson delivers his prediction for Southampton v Man United

Paul Merson looks ahead to Manchester United's trip to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Paul Merson is convinced that Manchester United will continue their strong start to the season by beating Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils have been in good form so far this season during Jose Mourinho’s second campaign in charge at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have won four of their opening five games this term and have only dropped points in the 2-2 draw with Stoke City earlier this month.

Mourinho watched his team book their place in the fourth round of the League Cup with a comfortable 4-1 win over Burton Albion at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

And former Arsenal man Merson cannot see anything but a comfortable Manchester United victory on Saturday afternoon.

Merson said on Sky Sports News on Friday morning: “I’ve just gone with Man United here.

“Southampton were great at Palace last week but they’re a mixed bag. They’re at home and don’t score a lot of goals. Man United have got goals in their team.

“I’ve got to go with United to win this game – and that will be a big football result, because it’s not an easy place to go.”

Manchester United are aiming to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

The Red Devils finished sixth under Mourinho last term but still secured a return to the Champions League by winning the Europa League.

Mourinho’s men return to Champions League action next week when they take on CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night.

They kicked off their European campaign with a 3-0 victory over Basel at Old Trafford last week.

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