Manchester United go into Match-Day 33 in good form and a fighting chance to break into the top four when they host relegation threatened Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Red Devils have won two and draw one of their last three matches since the return of football due after the Covid-19 enforced suspension while Bournemouth have lost all their three matches with the latest defeat coming in the 4-1 demolition in the hands of Newcastle United.

A win for Manchester United against Bournemouth will take them above Chelsea into fourth and same points with Leicester City in third. The Blues can reclaim fourth if they beat Crystal Palace later on Saturday night.

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Manchester United have a fully fit side and the understanding growing between Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes is beginning to scare a lot of premier league defenders. Marcus Rashford hasn’t looked the same player since coming back from injury but he carries a threat with his space and shot power.

Bournemouth will be without powerful striker, Callum Wilson who is suspended for the match. He also missed the encounter against Newcastle United.

Head-to-Head

Manchester United and Bournemouth have played nine times in the premier league with the Red Devils winning six, twice and a draw against the Cherries. Eddie Howe’s men defeated Man United 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium in November and will hope to do a double over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men for the first time in premier league history.

KEY PLAYERS

Anthony Martial vs Nathan AkeMartial

This will be an interesting battle as former Chelsea defender, Ake will hope to stop the rampaging attacker from adding to his 14 premier league goals already this season. It will be an interesting battle to watch.

Bruno Fernandes vs Jefferson Lerma

Lerma with 13 yellow cards already this season will have a very difficult task trying to keep Bruno Fernandes quiet in the game. Because the Portuguese is a very important part of the new Manchester United setup.

PROBABLE XI

Man United: De Gea, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Pogba, Bruno, Rashford, James, Martial.

Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Smith, Cook, Aké, Kelly, Lerma, Billing, Brooks, King, Solanke, Stanislas.

PREDICTION

Manchester United 6-0 Bournemouth

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