Score and latest updates from Old Trafford

Manchester United - Bournemouth: score and latest updates from Old Trafford - Matthew Peters/Getty Images

Manchester United – Bournemouth: score and latest updates from Old Trafford – Matthew Peters/Getty Images


Warm up in a wet and whippy Old Trafford

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fernandes – Tim Goode/PA

Bournemouth - Carl Recine/Reuters

Bournemouth – Carl Recine/Reuters

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maguire – Tim Goode/PA

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Scott – Tim Goode/PA

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old trafford – Ash Donelon/Getty Images


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Manchester United: David De Gea (GK), Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire (c), Luke Shaw, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial

Subs: Heaton, Varane, Malacia, Dalot, Martinez, Elanga, Fred, McTominay, Garnacho

Bournemouth: Mark Travers (GK), Adam Smith, Marcos Year, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly (c), Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma, Philip Billing, Ryan Christie, Dominic Solanke, Jadon Anthony

Subs: Plain, Zemura, Stacey, Stephens, Rothwell, Pearson, Lowe, Moore, Dembele


Table – as is


Confirmed admin drop?

A win for the visiting team tonight would be the first of Gary O’Neil’s official reign as manager, but the side has had a heated period this season with no wins against the “Big Six” and the clocks turn back.

Bournemouth have been undefeated since 12 November and have a 3-0 win over Everton in all competitions. As guard, O’Neil managed a not-so-desperate leap after replacing Scott Parker, but was confirmed just before the break in the face of a tougher October.

So it’s definitely not an ideal time to face an emerging United.


Four changes to the home team

Harry Maguire returns to the starting lineup for the first time since the World Cup break, returning Luke Shaw to his normal left-handed position on United’s back line. Marcus Rashford starts again, all his thoughts on disciplines have been forgotten after he made his star-studded spot as a substitute against the Wolves, and the less tainted Donny van de Beek makes his second start to the season, replacing Antony.

Just two changes for Bournemouth after Jordan Zemura and Keiffer Moore’s replacements Chris Mepham and Ryan Christie’s defeat at Crystal Palace in the introductory weekend.

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united – Naomi Baker/Getty Images


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07:01 PM

United looking to jumpstart 2023

Good evening and welcome to Old Trafford, where Manchester United are looking to extend their winning streak to four games as Bournemouth advances to the northwest.

Erik ten Hag’s team continued their campaign brilliantly after the World Cup, with an EFL Cup win over Burnley that heralded two league victories over Nottingham Forest and Wolves.

The story of these three games was Marcus Rashford, who had three-in-ones including a vital hit against the Wolves in the second half – a match United won 1-0 at Molineux.

Ten Hag’s side are in fourth place at the table with a game against both third-placed Newcastle – playing leaders Arsenal tonight – and fifth-placed Spurs, who look ready for a full blowout.

So the look at Old Trafford is rosy?

Maybe, but this isn’t the first time United in recent seasons has put together a run that has people questioning whether he really took a corner, but then returned to the brink. I guess ‘watch this space’ remains an appropriate adage in their case for now.

At Bournemouth they face a side that is seriously struggling for form. At the World Cup, Gary O’Neil’s team has one win in ten games and has posted five goals in three games since its restart.

“It’s going to be a tough game because they’re a top side,” O’Neil said. “Erik ten Hag did a great job there and it looks like they just turned a corner and are much better off than before he entered.

“But the Premier League is coming, so we have to make sure we’re ready. It’s a great place to play and the kids worked hard last season for the opportunity to play in places like this, so let’s go give it our all.”

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