Manchester United host Southampton at Old Trafford this weekend but the game is not being shown live on UK TV.

The match has not been selected for television coverage by Premier League broadcasters Sky Sports or BT Sport.

Why Manchester United v Southampton isn’t live on TV in the UK

This game has been hastily re-arranged after United made it into the last 16 of the Europa League by beating Barcelona in the play-off round.

It was due to kick off at 3pm on Saturday 11 March initially, according to United’s official website.

That game was not due to be televised and rearranged games must stick to the same broadcasting scheduling.

The game was only moved because of United’s Thursday night involvement against Real Betis, and not for TV reasons.

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The Premier League televised games for March were announced on January 25.

The corresponding fixture last season was televised live on BT Sport, as United drew 1-1 with the Saints under Ralf Rangnick.

This season’s reverse game was on the same channel, as United ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Bruno Fernandes winner.

Manchester United v Southampton: Team news

Erik ten Hag recorded his pre-match press conference after the Betis game, so the injury update is not as current as it could be.

But he said Anthony Martial is training with the squad again, but may not be fit for this one.

Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are longer term absentees, while Victor Lindelof returned to the bench on Thursday.

Manchester United v Southampton: Our prediction

United cannot take this game lightly but they should expect to continue their good home form this season in this one.

Southampton are struggling down the bottom of the table, have a caretaker manager and not the best defensive record.

United need to continue their response from the Liverpool game and we will go for a 3-1 victory in this game.

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