Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday as the host a stumbling Bournemouth. There couldn’t be a bigger difference in these two teams heading into the weekend; United fighting for a top-four spot and Champions League place, Bournemouth fighting for their place in the league.
United are two behind fourth-placed Chelsea, having amassed 52 points from 32 matches while Bournemouth lie 19th in the table on 27 points – one adrift of safety.
Bournemouth have nothing to lose and those teams are scary to play because the inevitable happens the majority of the time. Never underestimate your opponent!
Remember November, Bournemouth beat United with ex-United player Joshua King netting the only goal of the game.
United are riding the wave of a 15 match unbeaten streak in all competitions but struggled against Norwich in last week’s FA Cup, a team with a similar talent level as Bournemouth.
The match got a little more interesting as late news broke that Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes were involved in a collision during training on Friday and are both doubtful for the match.
Both teams are entering the match with relatively fresh squads, again, a lot will be seen after the details of the severity of the collision are released but expect a United side that has been featured in the previous Premier League matches.
United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial