Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Prediction, team news, TV channel

Manchester United hope to get back to winning ways as their hopes of Champions League qualification hanging by a thread.

The Reds travel to Bournemouth on Saturday after dropping points in our last three Premier League outings, sparking further doubt into the minds of fans hoping to see United in the Champions League next season.

Last time out, United battled hard against a title-chasing Liverpool side to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford. Two stunning second-half strikes from Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo put the Reds ahead, but with six minutes remaining, Mohamed Salah equalised from the penalty spot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka was controversially penalised for taking down Harvey Elliott.

United are currently sixth in the league table and 11 points adrift of both fifth-placed Aston Villa, who have played a game more, and Tottenham Hotspur in fourth spot.

Our opponents on Saturday saw an impressive five-game unbeaten run in the Premier League come to an end last weekend when they lost 2-1 at Luton Town. Bournemouth are in no danger of entering the relegation scarp, as they sit 12th in the table and 16 points clear of the bottom three.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Bournemouth vs Manchester United is scheduled for a 5.30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

The match will take place at the Vitality Stadium.

Where to watch Bournemouth vs Manchester United

You will be able to watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier league and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

Coverage begins at 5pm.

Subscribers to Sky can access the match via the Sky Go app,

Team News

The hosts are not carrying any fresh injury concerns at this stage, so they will be planning to end the season strongly, with an upset this weekend.

Marcus Tavernier, Tyler Adams, Antoine Semenyo and Chris Mepham are all pushing to return. Meanwhile, Luis Sinisterra and Ryan Fredericks are long-term absentees and won’t be available to face United.

United are facing another injury crisis in defence and will be without Raphael Varane for a number of weeks. Jonny Evans is set to miss the trip to Bournemouth too, which means we could see Harry Maguire partnered by Willy Kambwala in the heart of defence. Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof are also missing from the squad due to injuries.

Ten Hag is hopeful the issue that forced Marcus Rashford off against Liverpool last time out doesn’t rule him out of this one, or the FA Cup semi-final against Coventry City. The manager will speak to the media this afternoon to provide a team update ahead of the game.


It’s difficult to know what to expect from this United side, who never seem to have control on a game, no matter the opposition. Bournemouth will be up for it and United need to win before next week’s trip to Wembley.

The Cherries go into the game after seeing a five-match unbeaten streak come to an end and they have little to play for in the final weeks of the season.

Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United

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  1. We are tired of the strickers of Man U!
    why’s Ten Hag dont want to look for other strickers

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