Manchester United are looking forward to holding the top four firmly as they travel to Vitality Stadium to play against Bournemouth on May 20, 2023.
The Red Devils defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers by 2-0 in the last match, and the Cherries lost to Crystal Palace by the same goal margin.
Bournemouth vs. Manchester United Preview
A year after returning to the Premier League, the Cherries have secured a stay in the top flight this season despite suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
Bournemouth lost to Chelsea at home by 3-1 and also lost to Crystal Palace who defeated them by 2-0. Bournemouth failed to get a single shot on target against Crystal Palace in the previous match.
The Cherries manager, Gary O’Neil, deserves credit for making sure the side does not relegate. They are currently in 14th place on the Premier League table, eight points off the relegation zone.
However, the manager wants to get a better result towards the end of the season with Manchester United at home and Everton away.
Bournemouth have a good history when it comes to winning matches at home. Their last match against Manchester United at home ended in a 1-0 win, with Joshua King scoring a nice goal.
Manchester United suffered a 1-0 defeat to Brighton away from home and a 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham.
The Red Devils returned to winning ways after defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at home.
Anthony Martial ended his eight-match goal drought with a fight-back goal against Wolves in the first half. The returning Alejandro Garnacho scored the final goal of the match in the extra minute.
The teenager has the most goals as a substitute in the Premier League.
Manchester United’s 20th win in the Premier League this season had moved them to 66 points from 35 matches, which is eight points better than last season.
The Red Devils are currently in fourth place, one point above in-form Liverpool on the Premier League table.
Securing Champions League football is Erik Ten Hag’s sole aim this season, with three more matches remaining.
However, it is really looking difficult because of the team’s poor performance away from home.
Bournemouth vs. Manchester United Team News
Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neil has already confirmed Antoine Semenyo will miss the rest of the season.
In addition, Hamed Traore, Marcus Tavernier, Ryan Fredericks, and Junior Stanislas are already out of the match.
Kieffer Moore is pushing forward to be able to make the starting 11 against Manchester United, including Dominic Solanke.
Jefferson Lerma and Philips Bilings will start in the middle of the Bournemouth midfield.
Meanwhile, Manchester United will be without Marcel Sabizter, Lisandro Martinez, Donny Van De Beek, Phil Jones, and Tom Heaton.
However, The Red Devils have been boosted by the returns of Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay.
Both Rashford and Garnacho may start with Anthony Martial in the attack. Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof will start in the heart of Manchester United’s defense. Aaron Wan Bissaka continues on the right side, with Luke Shaw playing from the left back.
Bournemouth vs. Manchester United: Probable Line-Up
Bournemouth Probable lineup:Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Vina; Ouattara, Lerma, Rothwell, Christie; Billing; Solanke
Manchester United’s probable lineup:De Gea; Wan-Bissaka; Varane; Lindelof; Shaw; Casemiro; Eriksen; Antony; Fernandes; Rashford; Martial
Bournemouth vs. Manchester United Prediction
Having secured their Premier League stay, the Bournemouth side won’t play to their strengths when they face Manchester United.
While The Red Devils are expected to battle their way to victory in a bid to finish ahead of Liverpool for a Champions League ticket.
Prediction: Bournemouth 1:2 Manchester United