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Manchester United Vs Bournemouth Preview, Team News, and Lineups

Initial Observations

Jefferson Lerma, a midfielder for Bournemouth, will probably wear a facial mask after breaking his nose last weekend. Antoine Semenyo underwent shin surgery, while Hamed Traore returns to training on Monday but will not play. Marcus Rashford, who missed Manchester United’s victory against Wolves due to a leg injury last week, is questionable due to sickness. After a five-week absence, Scott McTominay returned to training on Wednesday and might be summoned back to the team.

The Red Devils would have been content at the beginning of the season to be in fourth position with three games remaining, much less having the Carabao Cup already secured and the FA Cup final yet to come. With the Reds in form and hot on their heels, they will be keen to finish in the top four, which requires two victories from their final three games. The most recent matchup on the south coastline in November 2019 was Bournemouth’s lone victory over Manchester United in their previous 10 Premier League games. That victory came by a score of 1-0. Out of the last 14 league and cup games, only that defeat prevented United from scoring. Also Read:Barcelona beats 10-man Osasuna with the help of Jordi Alba’s goal.

Manchester United Team News

Manchester United has tied the club record for the most road losses in a season in the Premier League. In 1989–1990, they last suffered more than eight losses. In 2024, they have only gained eight points (W2, D2, L5) from nine road games.

Since a stretch of four losses between 1989 and 1992, United has not dropped its last away league game in back-to-back seasons. They were defeated at Crystal Palace on the last day of the previous season. Rashford only needs one more Premier League goal to match his 17-goal season best from 2019–20. Anthony Martial may now score for the first moment since July 2020 in back-to-back league games.

Bournemouth Team News

Bournemouth, who had beaten four of their previous five games, has now suffered back-to-back losses. Seven of their past 14 league games ended in victories and seven in defeats. The team led by Gary O’Neil has a chance to match their club’s Premier League record of eight home losses in a season, which they established in their inaugural season in the division in 2015–16.

Only Leeds had more top-flight goals allowed than the Cherries’ 69 in 2022–23. In the 2018–19 Premier League season, they let up the most—70 goals. Since Derby County in 2007–08, Bournemouth may be the only Premier League team to go for an entire campaign without scoring from a penalty or direct free-kick. This season, they have let up a league-high twenty-seven goals from set pieces, including penalties. The last in the league in terms of opponent goals from set pieces is Manchester United’s seven.

Bournemouth’s possible starting lineup:

Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Vina; Ouattara, Lerma, Rothwell, Christie; Billing; Solanke

Manchester United’s possible starting lineup:

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Martial

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Tejas Khaladkar
Tejas Khaladkar
This is Tejas Khaladkar, a football fan who supporting Liverpool FC for the last 5 years. Currently in the 1st year of pursuing a Bachelor's in Electronics and Telecommunication from Pune University. Besides this, I like to travel and read books. Also, I have played football at the national level.

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