Southampton 'keeper fit for Manchester United

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Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has moved to allay concerns regarding the fitness of Artur Boruc, and expects the goalkeeper to be in 'perfect' shape to face Manchester United on Saturday.

Boruc was supposed to have sustained a hamstring injury on international duty with Poland, which led him to miss the 2-0 defeat to England at Wembley on Tuesday.

Pochettino, however, admits he was 'very surprised' by suggestions that Boruc was injured, and has confirmed his first-choice shot-stopper is in line for the trip to Manchester United this weekend.

"Artur is OK," Pochettino told reporters. "There was some news that came out which isn't true regarding his fitness – our medical staff have looked at him and he's fine.

"I'm very surprised about that news. He's been training for three days, so we hope that he's going to be perfect for Saturday's game."

Manchester United face Southampton some four points behind the visitors, having already lost three games under David Moyes in the Premier League this season.

Saints sit in fourth position, behind Chelsea only on goal difference, while Manchester United are placed ninth, with 10 points from their seven Premier League games so far this term.

Should results go against them this weekend, Manchester United could find themselves nine points behind the league leaders as they struggle to defend their title.

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