Bournemouth vs Man Utd preview | Team news | Expected line-up’s | Prediction
This is our match preview ahead of Man Utd’s clash with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium including team news, line-ups and prediction
Manchester United will be looking to continue their recent good form when they take on Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime.
The Red Devils have recovered from a disappointing start to the season that at one point saw them sitting just two points above the relegation zone and they come into the game off the back of three consecutive victories across three separate competitions.
Having beaten Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League, United won 3-1 at Norwich City in the Premier League last weekend before seeing-off Chelsea 2-1 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping the victory at Stamford Bridge will give his squad a real confidence boost as they look to close in on the top four with a win at Bournemouth this weekend.
However, that won’t be an east task as the Cherries sit level on points with Man Utd in the table following a solid start to the season but Eddie Howe will be keen to get back to winning ways after drawing their last two league games.
Man Utd will check on the fitness of Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire after they all picked up minor knocks against Chelsea in midweek – although all three players are expected to be passed fit.
Paul Pogba is certain to miss the game as he continues to recover from a niggling ankle injury while Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matic and Luke Shaw also remain on the sidelines along with long-term absentee Eric Bailly.
Solskjaer is expected to make some changes to his starting eleven with the likes of David De Gea, Ashley Young, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata set for recalls.
Bournemouth will be without David Brooks and Junior Stanislas due to injuries but Dan Gosling could return to the squad after recovering from a hip injury.
Bournemouth 1-2 Man Utd: United are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games against Bournemouth and got back to winning ways on the road with an impressive 3-1 win at Norwich last weekend. Solskjaer’s side seem to have turned a corner in recent weeks and although I do think this will be a good test for them, I expect Manchester United to edge it tomorrow.
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