Who will replace Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw in the Manchester United line-up against Southampton?

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|Published 27/08/2019

Who will replace Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw in the Manchester United line-up against Southampton? The two teams will face each other this weekend in the Premier League.

With the International break coming up, Manchester United will look to head to the break with a victory to their name. The Red Devils were unfortunate against Wolverhampton. However, they were completely out of sorts against Crystal Palace.

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If United are to look for a way back into the top 4, they will have to raise their game. However, they also have pressing issues to look ahead to. With fresh injury concerns plaguing the side, United will have to choose wisely from an already thin squad.

Who will replace Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw in the Manchester United line-up against Southampton?

Luke Shaw limped off in the first half against Crystal Palace with a hamstring problem. He was replaced by club captain Ashley Young, who is most likely going to take over against Southampton as well. Diogo Dalot is out injured, meaning United don’t have a lot of fullback options to choose from.

Anthony Martial poses a far greater problem. With United lacking an out and out striker, one that Martial himself isn’t, Rashford could take over from the Frenchman, which would most likely result in Daniel James playing on the left. However, with United’s lack of options on the right wing, this scenario seems unlikely.

Martial’s most likely replacement should then be Mason Greenwood, who might receive his first Premier League start. While young Greenwood is talented, he is still unpolished and largely untested. United will hope he performs just as well as he did in the pre-season as the Red Devils look to get back to winning ways.

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Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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