Manchester United hopes to seal a fourth straight road win when it faces Bournemouth on Saturday, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in high spirits ahead of their Week 11 clash in the Premier League. Only goal difference separates these two teams, though Eddie Howe’s side hasn’t won in five games against a re-energized United.
Bournemouth vs. Manchester United
- When: Saturday, November 2
- Time: 7:30 a.m. ET
- TV: NBCSN
- Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free
Marcus Rashford scored a sublime free kick at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to seal a decisive brace and send United into the Carabao Cup quarterfinals following a 2-1 win over Chelsea. The England striker will hope to keep his place in the XI for Saturday’s trip south. Centre-back Victor Lindelof looks less likely to play after he also came off in the second half of that clash.
Paul Pogba is on the treatment table and won’t be involved against Bournemouth due to an ongoing ankle injury. Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Diogo Dalot and Eric Bailly are also on the list of absentees, which has rocked United’s defense as of late.
Left-back Brandon Williams could be in line for a Premier League debut after impressing in recent outings—including a start against Chelsea midweek—though Ashley Young is an option.
Bournemouth has succumbed to the Red Devils in each of its last four meetings and are without a win in five games across all competitions heading into Week 11. Eddie Howe’s side has conceded twice in each of its last two home meetings with United, and its hopes aren’t helped by Solskjaer’s improvements on the road of late.
David Brooks, Dan Gosling and Junior Stanislas remain injured for the Cherries, who have now failed to score in three matches and are desperate to recover some of last season’s form.
Bournemouth’s only win over United came in December 2015, and this meeting could be poorly timed if the hosts are wishing for a Christmas miracle.
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