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Manchester United team news and predicted XI vs Bournemouth

All the latest team news from Old Trafford


Manchester United face a must-win clash with Bournemouth in a bid to keep their top four hopes alive in the final three games of the season.

The Red Devils currently sit fourth, a point clear of Liverpool having played a game more, meaning that they need to take six points from their final three games to ensure that they walk away with Champions League football for next season.

With two losses in their last three games, however, and games against London sides Chelsea and Fulham still to come, they need to begin picking up points on a regular basis again to ensure that they keep their destiny in their own hands, something which only three points against the Cherries will achieve.

Here’s how we expect Erik ten Hag to set up his side, and the latest team news from Old Trafford.

Predicted XI

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Needing six points from their final two games to be sure of Champions League football next season, United have a fair number of injury concerns in the camp.

Marcel Sabitzer will not play again this season, or perhaps ever again at Old Trafford, after the loanee picked up a knee injury ahead of their 2-0 win over Wolves last weekend.

Meanwhile, Lisandro Martinez, Donny van De Beek and third choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton are all out for the remainder of the season.

In better news, however, Scott McTominay may return from injury.

‘He’s made really good steps. He’s close, but not close enough to make the selection for [today]’, Ten Hag claimed last week, leaving him in contention for this weekend’s clash.

There are still question marks over Marcus Rashford, with the English forward having missed out on last weekend’s win and no return date specified, though he could be passed fit for Saturday’s clash.

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