Manchester United are set to face Bournemouth in a crucial match as they strive to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Despite having a game in hand, the Red Devils are only one point ahead of Liverpool, adding pressure to their upcoming game. Meanwhile, Bournemouth has already secured their safety from relegation in the Premier League.
Gary O’Neil will have to make do without Ryan Fredericks, Antoine Semenyo, Junior Stanislas, and Marcus Tavernier for the upcoming match.
Meanwhile, Manchester United may have to play without Marcus Rashford, who returned from injury but is now potentially out due to illness, as stated by coach Erik Ten Hag.
Although Scott McTominay has returned to Manchester, Manchester United will still be without Tom Heaton, Lisandro Martinez, Marcel Sabitzer, and Donny van de Beek for the upcoming match.
The team’s back four is expected to consist of Wan Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, and Shaw, while Casemiro is likely to join Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield.
The attack will likely be led by Martial, who scored in the previous game, and Antony, with Marcus Rashford’s potential involvement dependent on his fitness.
Here is the predicted lineup for both teams for their upcoming match:
Bournemouth (4-4-1-1): Net in goal; Smith, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Vina in defense; Ouattara, Lerma, Rothwell, Christie in midfield; Billing behind Solanke in attack.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): de Gea in goal; Wan–Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw in defense; Casemiro and Eriksen in midfield; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford in the attacking midfield positions; Martial as the lone striker.
The match will be played as part of the Premier League competition and will take place at the Vitality Stadium.
It is scheduled to kick off at 15:00 pm Gmt time, with Chris Kavanagh serving as the referee for the match.