Jose Mourinho Makes Surprise Admission After Carabao Cup Win Over Burton

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As for Southampton, Mauricio Pellegrino's side are now ninth in the Premier League table with eight points from five games this season, coming off the back of just one win from their last three.

His improvement and content demeanour has not gone unnoticed either, with Mourinho saluting his attitude.

Jose Mourinho praised French winger Anthony Martial on Friday for his improved attitude and on-field performances in Manchester United's strong start to the season. He is a happy guy, working extremely well.

The Southampton defense, however, will be most hyped in this match as Virgil Van Dijk is likely to make his first start for the Saints since January.

Mourinho's United are topping the Premier League along with arch-rivals Manchester City with 13 points from five games!

Romelu Lukaku has been in superb scoring form and we are backing him as our prediction in this game.

"Where the football team is improving not just in results but in a certain style of play".

Paul Pogba's hamstring is still causing him problems and he will miss the trip to St Mary's, while Axel Tuanzebe is out with a back problem. Are you asking if he plays [against Southampton]?

United are the defending champions after Mourinho equalled Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough's record by winning a fourth League Cup against Southampton in February.

Luke Shaw has had fairly rotten luck with injuries since he joined Manchester United from Southampton at the beginning of the 2014/2015 season. It is a busy time for the Red Devils, and Mourinho feels the midweek fixture will leave Premier League players playing in Europe exhausted. "But again, it's a great opportunity for other players to play and I trust them all".

"It's hard for Martial but it's hard for many others".

"We've played a complete Premier League season minus one match in the space of five months whilst suffering from five big injuries". It's the kind of club where they are very stable in the way they play, the way they think (about) football, the qualities of their players. However, we are backing a draw as our prediction, and we think it is good value for money at the best odds of 14/5 at Bet365.

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