Manchester United vs Bournemouth : Match Preview & Prediction

Team News

Manchester United
  • Marcos Rojo was forced off at half-time in Sunday’s Manchester derby and may not recover in time to feature here.
  • Phil Jones, who returned to the bench at the weekend, and Victor Lindelof will battle for Rojo’s starting spot if he can’t feature.
  • Paul Pogba serves the second of his three-game ban here, while Marouane Fellaini is still a doubt. The Belgian will start if he overcomes a knee injury in time.
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s exile continued at the weekend and he will surely have a chance of playing given the quick turnaround between matches.
  • Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young might be given rests, with Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind pushing for starts.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic will also push for his first start since April after being eased back into first-team action.
  • Eddie Howe has already said he will shuffle his pack throughout the Christmas period. Adam Smith returns from suspension and will likely slot back into the team at right-back.
  • Callum Wilson will push for a start but it will be hard to deny Jermain Defoe after his brace at the weekend.
  • Jordon Ibe, Marc Pugh and Harry Arter are also in line for recalls for Wednesday’s trip to Old Trafford.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd‘s last 3 games (Premier League).


  • Manchester United will look to bounce back from Sunday’s 2-1 defeat in the Manchester derby when they host Bournemouth on Wednesday night. Jose Mourinho’s side are 11 points adrift of Manchester City at the top of the table and must now try and consolidate second place.
  • Bournemouth have only lost one of their last six in the Premier League and are unbeaten in their last four away from home. Eddie Howe’s side can take confidence from the fact they held United to a 1-1 draw on their last visit to Old Trafford, but it will be difficult to match that result here.

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