Manchester United will host Bournemouth tonight in the Premier League and Erik ten Hag needs a strong starting lineup to continue his winning streak.
Man United have won four of their last five league matches and four wins in their last four matches across all competitions and they welcome Bournemouth knowing that a win over the Cherries will take them into the top three.
Manchester United moved into the 4th position after they beat Wolves 1-0 late in the game at the Molineux Stadium, thanks to Marcus Rashford’s brilliance.
The England international came on late in the game to score the match winning goal and for this reason, he’s likely going to be the only chance Erik ten Hag would make to his last starting lineup.
Alejandro Garnacho started in Rashford’s position but failed to score a big chance that was presented to him early in the game and for this reason, he’s likely to make way for Marcus Rashford, who would definitely do better.
Although Lisandro Martinez and Harry Maguire are fit for the game against Bournemouth, there are suggestions that Ten Hag would likely leave his backline unchanged, thanks to their performances in the last two games.
Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane started at the back twice against Nottingham Forest and Wolves and kept two clean sheets and it would be a gamble to make drop Shaw, given his performances as a centre-back.
Predicted Manchester United starting lineup vs Bournemouth
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia
Midfielders: Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes
Forwards: Antony, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Manchester United Team News
Diogo Dalot is back training with the team after missing United’s last three matches with an injury he suffered in the World Cup.
Jadon Sancho has returned to Carrington but he’s rather more likely to continue his individual training ahead of United’s next game against Everton this weekend.
Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez are both fit for the game against Bournemouth and are in contention to feature in the game.
Erik ten Hag on Anthony Martial: “I’m really happy with his [Martial] performances across many games. He has a really good impact on our game. It’s really enjoyable to work with him. If you see the minutes he’s played and the impact he’s had so far, I think that’s really huge.
“You can see what a real impact he [Martial] can have and in the next game, I expect a better performance from him. I think he will do it, I’m really convinced of that.”