Manchester United will look to keep their place in the Premier League’s top four as they host Bournemouth tonight at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag’s side have won their last five matches in all competitions, including three wins in a row since returning from the World Cup break.

That includes Saturday’s 1-0 win at Wolves, which saw Marcus Rashford hit the winner after being dropped to the bench for sleeping in and being late to a team meeting.

Rashford will be looking to score in a fourth game in a row, against a Bournemouth side who have lost three in a row under new permanent boss Gary O’Neil.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Manchester United vs Bournemouth?

The match will kick off 8pm GMT on Tuesday 3 January.

Is it on TV?

No, the match is not available to watch live in the UK. Highlights will be available to watch on the Sky Sports YouTube channel after full-time, while The Independent will be providing live updates with our match blog.

What is the team news?

Lisandro Martinez could return for Manchester United following Argentina’s World Cup win, with Luke Shaw moving to left-back. Diogo Dalot is nearing a return from a hamstring injury so Aaron Wan-Bissaka may continue at right-back. Scott McTominay should come back into the squad after illness while Marcus Rashford should start.

Philip Billing is a doubt for Bournemouth after he was removed in the first half against Crystal Palace due to a hip injury. David Brooks and Neto remain out while Ryan Fredericks, Junior Stanislas and Marcus Tavernier are yet to return.

Predicted line-ups

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

Bournemouth: Travers; Anthony, Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zemura; Cook, Rothwell, Lerma; Solanke, Moore

Odds

Manchester United: 2/7

Draw: 11/2

Bournemouth: 12/1

Prediction

Manchester United have won their last seven games at Old Trafford, conceding just one goal during that run. Bournemouth have only won once away from home this season, at Nottingham Forest, and have conceded an average of 2.9 goals per game on their travels this campaign. Given United’s form, this should be a simple home win. Manchester United 3-0 Bournemouth



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