Paul Merson states his prediction for Man United v Southampton

The Arsenal legend is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 win over Southampton on Saturday afternoon

Paul Merson
Arsenal legend Paul Merson (Photo: Sky Sports)

Paul Merson believes Manchester United will ease to a 2-0 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils are looking to hoist themselves above Arsenal and into fourth spot after being relegated to fifth place last weekend.

Manchester United will be hoping Arsenal drop points in Saturday’s early kick-off when the Gunners make the short trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby.

The 20-time English champions will face Southampton after the conclusion of the Wembley clash.

Manchester United were 3-1 winners against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in midweek when Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the English capital.

The Belgium international will be hoping to retain his starting spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team as the Red Devils contend with an injury crisis.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is backing Manchester United to ease to a comprehensive 2-0 win over relegation candidates Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

“It was a massive result for Saints against Fulham on Wednesday, their cup final, but I don’t see how they’re beating Man United,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“Their big game was against Fulham, but United will be too strong for them here.

“For United to get that impressive result with that many injuries at Palace was impressive. I think this is a simple victory at Old Trafford.”

Manchester United are looking to secure a top-four finish for just the third time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

The Red Devils have managed to remain unbeaten in the Premier League since Solskjaer took over the reins from Jose Mourinho back in December.

The 20-time English champions will take on Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash next week.

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