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Manchester United vs. Southampton: Key Battles to Watch
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After a weekend of FA Cup action, English football once again welcomes back the Premier League, and now Southampton must take on top of the table Manchester United this Wednesday.

It has been almost eight years since this particular pair clashed at Old Trafford, but if this season’s earlier encounter at St. Mary’s is anything to go by, we could be set for some fireworks.

On that occasion, it was Robin van Persie who proved to be the key in the Saints’ eventual undoing, but one can bet that individual struggles will be taking place pitch-wide for the whole of the 90 minutes.

Here are the five most important matchups to watch for during this Wednesday's game.

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