Manchester United host a struggling Bournemouth side this weekend as the Red Devils look to strengthen their position in the league table moving into a demanding period of fixtures. Having registered victories in four of their last five Premier League fixtures heading into the game at Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag will be keen on continuing to build on the team’s promising momentum as the team looks to find consistency in their results over the coming weeks.
Having shown notable improvement in their commitment and overall performance on the pitch in recent outings, the Red Devils will be keen on maintaining their excellent standard of performance over the coming fixtures. With an opportunity to improve on their league standing, provided they continue secure crucial points, Manchester United will look to register a compelling victory against Bournemouth on Tuesday.
Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe remain unavailable due to injuries while Jadon Sancho’s availability remains uncertain owing to personal issues. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are, once again, expected to be named on the bench despite the former having made cameo appearances in the last two outings.
Lisandro Martinez, too, is expected to return to the match-day squad with the centre-back having returned to training following the World Cup celebration with the Argentinian national side. With the team having proven to be consistent in securing results in recent months, Ten Hag is unlikely to make multiple changes to the starting line-up against the Cherries.
Probable Manchester United Starting Line-Up Against Bournemouth
David De Gea (GK): Having been consistent in his performances, De Gea is expected to retain his place between the sticks on Tuesday night. With the Spaniard having improved his overall contribution, De Gea will be keen on maintaining his notable standard of performances moving forward.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB): Consistent in his output in recent outings, Wan-Bissaka will be keen on nailing down his starting spot over the coming weeks. With the right-back proving to be a reliable asset in defence, the Wan-Bissaka will be keen on maintaining his consistency over the coming fixtures.
Raphael Varane (RCB): Amongst the team’s most significant players on the pitch, Varane will be keen on continuing to remain consistent in his output over the coming weeks. Having shown unparalleled composure and responsibility under Ten Hag, the French international will be keen on performing to the best of his ability moving forward.
Luke Shaw (LCB): Amongst the team’s most promising performers in recent outings, Shaw will be keen on continuing to remain consistent on the pitch moving forward. Unlikely to be displaced from the starting line-up anytime soon, the left-back will look to gradually improve his contributions over the coming weeks.
Tyrell Malacia (LB): Steady in his performances, Malacia will be looking to improve his overall contributions moving forward. Expected to retain his place at left-back against Bournemouth, the Dutchman will be keen on making the best of the opportunity on Tuesday.
Casemiro (CM): Amongst the first names on the team sheet, Casemiro will be keen on maintaining his supreme standard of performances moving forward. With the team reliant on his attributes, the Brazilian international will be keen on performing to the best of his ability over the coming fixtures.
Christian Eriksen (CM): Decent in his recent outings, Eriksen will be keen on improving his overall display moving forward. With the Danish international key to United’s midfield prowess, the midfielders will be keen on making the best of his opportunity on Tuesday.
Antony (RW): With much remaining to be desired from his performances, Antony will be keen on improving his output on the pitch over the coming fixtures. Likely to retain his place in the starting line-up for the foreseeable future, the Brazilian international will be hoping for a breakthrough performance at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Bruno Fernandes (CAM): Having delivered exceptional work rate alongside a commitment to improving his contributions, the Manchester United play-maker will be keen on delivering a notable display against Bournemouth. With the Portuguese midfielder crucial to United’s goal-scoring prospects, Fernandes will be hoping to perform to the best of his ability moving forward.
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Marcus Rashford (LW): United’s most prominent player on the pitch in recent outings, Rashford will be keen on improving on his excellent goal-scoring form over the coming fixtures. With the team heavily reliant on his output, the winger will look to remain consistent on the pitch moving into a demanding period of games.
Anthony Martial (ST): Yet to perform to the best of his abilities, Martial will be keen on delivering a notable display on Tuesday. With the striker favoured to lead the line under Ten Hag, the Frenchman will be keen on repaying the manager’s faith over the busy period of fixtures.
Manchester United 4-1 Bournemouth
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