With a disappointing loss to PSV Eindhoven in the mid-week Champions League opener, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has a lot of things on his plate. The weekend poses a big threat for the club as they face a tough trip to the south coast to St. Mary’s Stadium to take on Southampton.
To compound his woes, United lost Luke Shaw, arguably their best player so far this season, to injury, meaning that either Argentine Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones or Paddy McNair would play in the ex-Southampton man’s place.
The game also renews Van Gaal’s fierce rivalry with fellow Dutchman and Saints boss Ronald Koeman. Last season, United edged past a determined Southampton before losing to them at the latter’s home ground in January. This rivalry shall further spice up this mouth watering clash.
Here are other such issues the Louis van Gaal has to sort out before Sunday’s game.