TEAM NEWS: Anderson starts for Manchester United's Premier League fixture against Southampton

Anderson has been handed his fourth start of the Premier League campaign for Manchester United’s clash against Southampton on Wednesday evening.

Sir Alex Ferguson has made four changes following United’s 4-1 victory over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. Javier Hernandez misses out in attack as Robin van Persie is brought back in. Danny Welbeck is preferred to Nani.

Shinji Kagawa takes the place of Ryan Giggs in midfield, while in defence, Nemanja Vidic comes in at centre-back as Rafael drops to the bench.Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has made two changes following his side’s 0-0 draw with Everton on January 21.

Daniel Fox is preferred to Luke Shaw at left-back, while Jay Rodriguez moves into the team at the expense of Guly Do Prado.

Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Vidic (c), Evra, Carrick, Anderson, Kagawa, Rooney, Welbeck, Van Persie

Subs: Lindegaard, Rafael, Ferdinand, Valencia, Nani, Cleverley, Buttner

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fox, Puncheon, Cork, Schneiderlin, Ramírez, Lambert (c), Rodriguez

Subs: K. Davis, S. Davis, Lee, Lallana, Richardson, Shaw, Chaplow.

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