Manchester United have been given a huge boost ahead of the Southampton clash with the news Wayne Rooney will return after missing the last two matches with a hamstring injury.
Manchester United stars Juan Mata and Ander Herrera competed against team-mates Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans in the inaugural Forex Footgolf Challenge trophy.
Manchester United will be without Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Michael Carrick as they seek to cause an upset at league leaders Chelsea on Saturday.
Gone in (under) 60 seconds: Man Utd’s Van Gaal looking up not down after Gerrard calamity costs Liverpool
Juan Mata notched either side of half time to put the Manchester United into a commanding lead at Anfield, though ten-man Liverpool – who had substitute Steven Gerrard sent off in the first minute of the second half – did pull one back through Daniel Sturridge.
After moving past Cambridge United, the Red Devils now face Preston North End in the last 16 and United’s Dutch boss is well aware that silverware could be just four games away.
Spain’s Juan Mata says United are fully focused on dispatching Cambridge United in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday after stalwart Darren Fletcher left for West Bromwich Albion.
United were in devilish form at Old Trafford on Sunday as they sealed their sixth consecutive Premier League victory by beating Liverpool 3-0.
On paper what looks like a staggeringly good win against a Southampton side who had started the season on fire was actually a far from convincing victory for United.
United edged out Mark Hughes’ visitors 2-1 at Old Trafford last night thanks to goals from Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata.
The club spent just over £150million in the summer window to recruit star names including World Cup runners-up Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo.
Super-sub Mata notched the only goal as Louis van Gaal’s Reds ran out 1-0 winners over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.