Manchester United predicted XI v Southampton

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Manchester United can finally bring the curtain down on what has been a truly miserable 2013/14 campaign on Sunday as they travel to St. Mary's to compete against Southampton on the last day of such an unpredictable Premier League season.

Red Devils fanatics young and old will presumably be delighted to see the back of the last few months, a period in which the club have regressed alarmingly and broken with club tradition to dismiss a manager - David Moyes - who so clearly wasn't up to the task.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was placed in temporary charge following Moyes' departure and the Welshman looks set to take charge for the final time against the Saints on Sunday.

While it would be foolish to totally dismiss the chances of Giggs taking over on a permanent basis, such an outcome has to now be considered extremely unlikely with Louis van Gaal expected to be appointed to the role very soon.

Giggs' short time in charge at Old Trafford has been mixed. While last week's defeat to struggling Sunderland was undeniably dismal, commanding victories over the likes of Norwich and Hull have been a breath of fresh air.

In terms of team news for the weekend, Manchester United are expected to be without Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney, with the England duo - who are both expected to be able to participate at this summer's World Cup -  struggling with shoulder and groin injuries respectively.

Back-up goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is a doubt, as is Brazilian full-back Rafael.

Manchester United predicted XI to face Southampton:

De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Carrick, Fletcher; Januzaj, Mata, Kagawa; Van Persie.

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