How to follow United v Bournemouth

Thursday 07 December 2023 16:00

The busy schedule is showing no signs of letting up for Manchester United, as Erik ten Hag's team prepare to host Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday.

It is United's second match at the Theatre of Dreams in just three days, following Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Chelsea, and the Reds are looking to continue an imperious home record against the Cherries in the Premier League.

We defeated Bournemouth in M16 in our first match of 2023 and Ten Hag's players are looking to close the gap to the top four.

Ahead of Saturday's match, read our handy guide to get all the info you need to follow the Reds this weekend...

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90 in 20: United v Chelsea

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Our match against the Cherries is set to commence at 15:00 GMT, but it will not be broadcast live in the UK. We will be providing live radio commentary in the United App and on throughout the 90 minutes though.

Our Match Day Live show begins at 13:55 GMT, where we will bring you exclusive pre-match predictions and post-match reaction as well as plenty of other must-see content.

Make sure you stay tuned across our platforms for team news and updates from the match at Old Trafford.

Highlights will be published two hours after the full-time whistle.


Jonny Evans returned to the fray after a month out against Chelsea, as he was brought on as a late substitute for Alejandro Garnacho.

Raphael Varane missed the meeting with a sore back, while the game came too early for Christian Eriksen and Mason Mount, who have been sidelined since the November international break.

Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez are not expected to return this side of Christmas, while Amad is working his way back to full fitness after knee surgery during the summer.

Bournemouth are set to be without key midfielders Tyler Adams (thigh) and Alex Scott (knee), plus defenders Lloyd Kelly (hamstring), Max Aarons (thigh) and Ryan Fredericks (heel).

Andoni Iraola is hoping Hamed Traore can recover from the illness which precluded him from being involved in Wednesday's impressive 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.

How fans rated Amrabat's Chelsea display


‘He was outstanding’ and ‘it was his best United performance’ are just two of the post-match comments.


United defeated Bournemouth twice in the Premier League last term; a 3-0 triumph at Old Trafford and a 1-0 victory on the south coast.

In the first game, Casemiro opened the scoring with a powerful header, before Luke Shaw doubled the lead by finishing off a slick back-to-front move. Marcus Rashford added further gloss to the win, but it was in the reverse fixture where Casemiro stole the headlines.

In the summer sun, the Brazilian pulled off a spectacular acrobatic effort that wouldn't have looked out of place on the sandy beaches of his homeland to seal a narrow victory for the Reds.


GOTD: Casemiro v Bournemouth Video

GOTD: Casemiro v Bournemouth

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Read the full weekend's schedule for Premier League fixtures below:


Crystal Palace v Liverpool (12:30 GMT)
Wolves v Nottingham Forest
Brighton v Burnley
Sheffield United v Brentford
UNITED v Bournemouth
Aston Villa v Arsenal (17:30 GMT)


Luton Town v Man City (14:00 GMT)
Fulham v West Ham (14:00 GMT)
Everton v Chelsea (14:00 GMT)
Tottenham v Newcastle (16:30 GMT)

Matches to be played at 15:00 GMT unless stated.