Predicted Manchester United line-up v Bournemouth
Manchester United face Bournemouth on Saturday in the club’s final away fixture of the season.
This is one of United’s three remaining Premier League games, with Chelsea and Fulham to come at home.
We need two victories from the three games to seal Champions League qualification, so an away win here will take some pressure off.
Bournemouth are already safe from relegation and lost to United at Old Trafford earlier in the season, but word of warning, they did beat Liverpool at home just a couple of months ago.
Manchester United at Bournemouth
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has demonstrated this season that he will not make too many changes if he does not have to.
So with that in mind, we don’t expect him to rip up the team which beat Wolves last week and start making wholesale changes, especially with a week’s rest between games.
David de Gea will start in goal, and the centre-back partnership of Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof are expected to continue.
This frees up Luke Shaw for left-back, and we do anticipate one change on the right, with Diogo Dalot brought back in ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Ten Hag has regularly rotated the duo and Wan-Bissaka could be saved for the Chelsea game on Thursday.
United’s midfield should pick itself with Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes all starting. Marcel Sabitzer is out injured – although Scott McTominay has returned and is available.
Speaking of returns, we had hoped Marcus Rashford would be available. However, he is only going to be on the bench at best after illness.
So we would expect Jadon Sancho to continue on the left, with Alejandro Garnacho utilised again as a substitute.
Anthony Martial will start up front too – hopefully he can go on a run after scoring last week, while Antony should get the nod on the right, after being selected in the BBC Team of the Week following his display against Wolves.
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