Could the stage be set for Anthony Martial again on Saturday?
A fit-again Martial provides options in attack, along with Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo, and United are approaching the weekend encounter in a positive frame of mind.
He may not have scored against Liverpool but Martial’s set-up for Rashford, and all-round performance, suggested he is ready to replicate his Tour 2022 form in the Premier League. As fate would have it, if 2022/23 does mark the resurgence of the centre-forward that we all hope it will, a follow-up trip to Southampton may present an opportunity to reproduce the predatory form he displayed at the beginning of his Reds career.
This feels like the perfect moment for that to happen.