Southampton have injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.
The Saints will be without key man Nathan Redmond for Sunday’s showdown against United at St Mary’s (2pm).
Redmond was a notable absentee from Monday night’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
Southampton confirmed that the 26-year-old winger had suffered a hamstring injury in training in the build-up to the match.
And boss Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed afterwards that Redmond was expected to be sidelined for seven to 10 days, thus ruling him out of the United game.
“It will be seven to 10 days so for Sunday, I don’t think so,” Hasenhuttl told HampshireLive.
“It was a small injury but definitely a hamstring injury.
“It has not been his best season so far. He has had problems with his body and this is definitely a player that we will miss.”
This is Redmond’s second injury of the season so far, having had a problem with his knee in September.
As a result, he has been restricted to six appearances in all competitions this term – five in the league.
Moussa Djenepo filled in on the right side of midfield in Redmond’s absence at Wolves.
Theo Walcott scored his first goal since returning to Southampton – bridging a 15-year gap – but Pedro Neto earned Wanderers a point.
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Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Champions League with a 4-1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes’ brace set Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on course for a third successive win, with Marcus Rashford and Daniel James also on the scoresheet.
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Since losing their first three games of the season in all competitions, Southampton are now unbeaten in seven outings – five wins and two draws.
That has taken them up to fifth in the table – three points off the top and four ahead of 10th-placed United, who have a game in hand.