Manchester United are on a roll right now and even if their position on the Premier League standings does not reflect it, they are probably in their best stretch of the season when it comes to results. The Red Devils secured a 2-1 away win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup earlier this week, and now they will try to extend their undefeated streak in the Premier League to three game when they visit Bournemouth on Saturday. Kick-off for this match has been scheduled at 12:30 GMT.
Manchester United remain quite depleted when it comes to injuries. Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Axel Tuanzebe (hip) all remain out. Paul Pogba (ankle) and Eric Bailly (knee) are long-term absentees and shouldn’t return until late December at the earliest. Plus, a trio of players picked up injuries during Wednesday’s match against Chelsea and should be considered as doubts for Saturday’s contest. These are Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth won’t have star playmaker David Brooks, since he continues to recover from an ankle problem. Dan Gosling, Charlie Daniels and Junior Stanislas are also out.
The Red Devils are on a four-game undefeated streak in all competitions. They are coming off a 2-1 win at Chelsea in the Carabao Cup last Wednesday, and previously they had one draw (1-1 against Liverpool) and two away wins (1-0 at Partizan and 3-1 at Norwich). The recent form has been solid, but United are quite far from where they would like to be in the Premier League standings. Through 10 games, The Red Devils are in seventh place with 13 points. They are 15 points behind league leaders Liverpool.
On the other hand, Bournemouth have 13 points as well. But their recent form has left a lot to be desired. The Cherries are on a four-game winless run in the league (D3, L1). Plus, they have not scored in any of their last three league matches. They took 10 points out of their first six games, but now they have not won since September 20th.
What is our recent record against Bournemouth?
This will be Manchester United’s 17th match against Eddie Howe’s men. However, eight of the previous 16 have come in Cup competitions.
Since The Cherries were promoted to the Premier League for the first time in 2015, they register just one win against The Red Devils. Manchester United have won six of the other seven encounters. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have also won in their last three trips to Dorset.
Manchester United will have several absentees ahead of this contest, but Bournemouth will be depleted as well. The Red Devils, however, enter this game on a better run of form, and that should be enough to give them the three points while keeping the undefeated run alive.