Bournemouth vs Manchester United:
English Premier League 2016/17,
Date: Sunday, 14 August, 2016
Kick-off: 13:30 UK.
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
AFC Bournemouth kick start their 2016/2017 Premier League campaign on Sunday at Vitality Stadium against Manchester United.
The home team had a respectable season last year, they finished 16th position which in turn handed them a lot of fans. Bournemouth have been handed a hard opening to this season. Howe still maintains his policy of investing in young players as his oldest signings this summer is 22 years of age.
The era of Mourinho as Red Devils manager has commenced, he has already put one trophy in their cabinet this season. Mourinho always won League Title in a club within 2 seasons, he will aim to keep that record at Old Trafford.
Bournemouth: Team News
Tyrone Mings, Adam Smith and Tokelo Rantie are injured and won’t be available for selection.
The new signings Jordon Ibe, Lewis Cook, Nathan Ake, Emerson Hyndman and Lyst Mousset could play some part at some point in the game.
Bournemouth: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Boruc – Francis, Smith, Steve Cook, Daniels – Gradel, Surman, Arter, Ibe – Afobe, Wilson.
Manchester United: Team News
Chris Smalling is suspended and he is the only player missing for Jose Mourinho in his first Premier League match as Manchester United head-coach.
The new arrivals Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly are all expected to make their debuts here.
While, the record signing Paul Pogba is likely to miss out as he may still need time to gel in with his new team mates.
Manchester United: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
De Gea – Shaw, Blind, Bailly, Valencia – Carrick, Fellaini – Martial, Rooney, Mkhitaryan – Ibrahimovic.
Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Head to Head statistics
The only two meetings between these two sides happened in the 2015/16 Premier League season.
Bournemouth surprised the Red Devils by claiming a 2-1 with at their home ground in the first ever meeting between the two sides on 12th December 2015.
Manchester United had their revenge in the final league games of the season with the 3-1 at Old Trafford on May 2016.
Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Prediction
Manchester United will be keen to build on the Community Shield victory over Leicester City. With a new manager and a new playing philosophy, combined with some new arrivals for key positions it may take some time for the team to hit the top gear.
Bournemouth are a side that earned a surprise 2-1 win when United came to visit last season. But they had managed just five home wins the entire season and a quality side like Manchester United must not have any trouble winning this.
Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Tips
- Manchester United to win
- Zlatan to score any-time
- Both teams to score.