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PL PREVIEW: Manchester United vs. Bournemouth – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

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Manchester United will be bidding to strengthen their grip on a top-four spot in the Premier League table when they welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils moved into fourth courtesy of their 1-0 success over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, while Bournemouth will enter the contest off the back of a 2-0 home loss to Crystal Palace.

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TEAM NEWS

Man United could have Lisandro Martinez back in their starting side for this match, as the centre-back will have had almost a full week of training following his return from the World Cup.

Luke Shaw has impressed as a centre-back in the team’s last two games, but he could be moved across to left-back for this match, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka could keep his spot at right-back if Diogo Dalot is again ruled out due to a hamstring issue that he suffered at the World Cup.

Axel Tuanzebe is definitely out with a long-term issue, while Jadon Sancho (fitness) and Scott McTominay (illness) remain doubts for the 20-time English champions.

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Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were both on the bench against Wolves after recovering from illness, and the duo might have to accept positions among the substitutes once again.

Rashford was dropped from the XI against Wolves after being late for a team meeting, but the attacker should be back in the side here, while Antony and Anthony Martial should retain their spots in the final third.

As for Bournemouth, Philip Billing is a major doubt for the contest, having been withdrawn in the first half of the defeat to Palace due to a hip problem.

David Brooks and Neto will also again be unavailable for selection, while the match is likely to come too soon for Ryan Fredericks, Junior Stanislas and Marcus Tavernier.

Siriki Dembele is likely to take Billing’s spot in central midfield, but it could otherwise be the same side that took to the field against Palace, with Kieffer Moore and Dominic Solanke operating as the front two.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Eriksen, Casemiro; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Travers; Anthony, Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zemura; Cook, Lerma, Dembele; Solanke, Moore

PREDICTION

We say: Manchester United 2-0 Bournemouth

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