Manchester: Man United will be looking to improve on their recent home record against Southampton today to give further credence to their unlikely challenge for the Premier League title.

Juan Mata
Juan Mata

Since Southampton's return to top flight in 2012, United have beaten them only once in three attempts at Old Trafford, a 2-1 win three years ago this month.

Wayne Rooney scored both of United's goals that day, and added another in United's 1-0 win over Liverpool last Sunday.

The win took them to within seven points of joint-leaders Arsenal and Leicester, and manager Louis Van Gaal declared that his side can still win the EPL.

Midfielder Juan Mata also believes the same. "I hope this win (at Liverpool) will give us a boost of confidence, help us play better and keep getting results in order to move up the table."

There's a long way to go and there is no team who is showing a great consistency, so everything is still open,” said Mata.