Manchester United will be eyeing back-to-back wins in the Premier League when they welcome Bournemouth in today’s afternoon kick-off.
The Red Devils had a brilliant game against Chelsea at home in midweek. They dominated the Blues from the off and secured a 2-1 victory in the end.
Despite the win, they were guilty of conceding some big chances on goal and manager Erik ten Hag will want a better defensive performance.
United are three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City and have the chance to close the deficit before their rivals face Luton Town tomorrow.
Andre Onana has played every minute of United’s campaign in goal and he is expected to continue between the sticks ahead of Altay Bayindir, who has yet to make his debut for the club.
In defence, there will be an enforced change with Victor Lindelof picking up an injury in the victory over the Blues. In his absence, Ten Hag should revert to the same combination from the second half.
Luke Shaw brought more control after partnering Harry Maguire in central defence. It should be the same with Sergio Reguilon coming in at left-back. Diogo Dalot will retain his spot on the opposite end.
Raphael Varane is back in contention after missing the midweek game with a sore back, but Ten Hag does not appear to fancy him from the left centre-back position at the current point of time.
In midfield, no changes are expected. Sofyan Amrabat had his best game in the United shirt. He had a passing accuracy of 92 per cent and won some key duels from the centre of the park in midweek.
The same was the case with Scott McTominay, who was the reason behind the victory. The Scot scored in either half for the Red Devils and should have had a hat-trick with the chances created for him.
Further forward, it should be the same front four. Antony looked lively from the right wing after replacing Marcus Rashford in the XI and he won an impressive eight duels and induced four fouls.
He should keep his place alongside Bruno Fernandes and Alejandro Garnacho behind the main striker. Garnacho has been in splendid form with three goal contributions in his left four games.
Up front, Rasmus Hojlund should get another chance to lead the line. The Dane is getting closer to netting his maiden Premier League goal. Hopefully, he breaks the drought today.
How Man Utd could line up vs Bournemouth
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