Southampton have completed the loan signing of Eljero Elia and the Dutch winger is eligible to play Manchester United on 11 January at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal has previously played against Elia when he was in charge of previous clubs and he will certainly help Southampton’s attacking options.
It was less than four weeks ago that United beat Southampton 2-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium but the reverse fixture has come around quickly and Southampton have had a mini-renaissance since, having gone undefeated in four games which included a win over Arsenal and a draw against Chelsea.
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Last season at Old Trafford, Southampton scored a dramatic late equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw but Van Gaal will be wanting more from his side this time given United’s excellent home record.
Having a new signing will give Southampton a boost ahead of the game but if United can overcome Yeovil and go into the game still undefeated since November, then Louis van Gaal‘s side will be very confident of winning.