Early team news for the Vitality Stadium

Thursday 11 April 2024 15:15

Manchester United face Bournemouth in Saturday's teatime kick-off as the Reds bid to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

Erik ten Hag's press conference to preview the clash on the south coast will be released on our channels at 12:30 BST on Friday.

We are awaiting an update from the boss on the likes of Marcus Rashford, who was forced to be withdrawn in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool last weekend, and Scott McTominay, who was absent from the squad due to an unspecified injury.

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The Reds have been dealing with a raft of defensive injuries, with Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Raphael Varane, Jonny Evans, Victor Lindelof and Lisandro Martinez all unavailable, leading to Willy Kambwala making an impressive second senior start, against Liverpool, alongside Harry Maguire.

We confirmed on Thursday that Varane and Evans are definitely out of the clash with the Cherries.

Striker Anthony Martial has also been sidelined since undergoing a groin operation in January.

Young full-back Harry Amass was named among the substitutes for the first time in last Sunday's blockbuster clash, with Habeeb Ogunneye also on the bench.


The Cherries have lost the services of Marcus Tavernier, who was injured after scoring their goal in the 2-1 reverse at Luton Town last time out. The winger sustained a hamstring problem at Kenilworth Road and faces a race against time to return before the end of the season.

Tyler Adams, who reappeared after a long lay-off, is experiencing back pain and is a doubt, along with Chris Mepham and Antoine Semenyo.

Ryan Fredericks and Luis Sinisterra look certain to miss out for Andoni Iraola's men.

"I wouldn't say we have had a lot of injuries," said the Bournemouth boss. "It's true we've have quite lengthy ones but it is something that happens every year and is happening more and more because we are making the players play more and more."