clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Southampton vs. Manchester United: Giggs takes attacking approach

New, comments

Adnan Januzaj, Shinji Kagawa, Danny Welbeck, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie all start as the curtain comes down at St. Mary's.

Alex Livesey

Wayne Rooney may be out injured, but that hasn't stopped Ryan Giggs playing a very attack-orientated team for the final game of the season away at Southampton. Adnan Januzaj, Shinji Kagawa, Danny Welbeck, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie all make the starting 11.

That presumably means we'll see Kagawa partnering Darren Fletcher in a midfield pivot, which is a pretty terrible idea on the whole. But as we get to see Januzaj, Mata and Welbeck working their magic behind van Persie, we'll let him off this time.

Giggs himself is back in a purely managerial capacity, having not named himself on the bench. Someone else not on the bench is Marouane Fellaini, who's completely excluded after failing to impress last time out.

Manchester United confirmed starting lineup: David De Gea; Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidić, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling; Danny Welbeck, Shinji Kagawa, Darren Fletcher, Adnan Januzaj; Juan Mata; Robin van Persie.

Subs: Ben Amos, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Tom Lawrence, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Javier Hernández.

Southampton confirmed starting lineup: Artur Boruc; Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren, José Fonte, Nathaniel Clyne; Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama, Jack Cork; Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Steven Davis.

Subs: Subs: Paulo Gazzaniga, James Ward-Prowse, Guly do Prado, Calum Chambers, Jos Hooiveld, Harrison Reed, Sam Gallagher