By Finley Crebolder
Manchester United and Bournemouth will start their 2023 season with a clash at Old Trafford which could see the home side climb to third place in the league.
Man Utd finished 2022 in style, winning their last five competitive games of the year to overtake Tottenham into the top four.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, ended their year with 2-0 defeats by Chelsea and Crystal Palace, leaving them just four points off the bottom of the table Premier League table.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming match between the two teams.
Where is Man Utd vs Bournemouth being played?
Position: Manchester, England
Stadium: Old Trafford
Date: Tuesday 2 January
Starting time: 8pm GMT / 3pm ET / 12pm PT
WAS: Craig Pawson
Referee: Michael Salisbury
H2H results Man Utd vs Bournemouth (last five games)
Manchester United: 4 wins
Bournemouth: 1 win
Current form (last five matches)
Manchester United: WWWWW
How to Watch Chelsea vs Bournemouth on TV and Live Stream
The match will not be televised (UK)
Peacock (United States)
futbo TV (Canada)
Man Utd team news
After being benched against Wolves as punishment for oversleeping and showing up late for a meeting, Marcus Rashford is all but certain to return to the starting XI given his game-winning cameo, with Alejandro Garnacho likely to retire.
The most likely change other than that is Lisandro Martinez returning after returning from World Cup celebrations in Argentina. If so, Luke Shaw will most likely switch to left-back with Tyrell Malacia taking the bench.
Diogo Dalot has returned to training after picking up an injury at the World Cup, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka has performed well in his absence and could thus keep his place at right-back.
Man Utd have scheduled training against Bournemouth
Man Utd 11 starter (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemirò, Eriksen; Anthony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.Bench: Heaton, Lindelof, Maguire, Malaysia, Dalot, Fred, Van de Beek, Elanga, Grenache.
Bournemouth team news
Bournemouth are facing some fitness issues at the moment with Neto, David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Ryan Fredericks and Marcus Tavernier all having injuries which kept them out of the game against Crystal Palace last time out.
To make matters worse, Philip Billing had to be substituted in the first half of that game after experiencing pain in his hip.
Neto could play after returning to training, but the rest are likely to be ruled out with Siriki Dembele possibly joining the starting XI in Billing’s place.
Bournemouth have scheduled training against Man Utd
Bournemouth 11 starting (5-3-2): Net; Anthony, Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zemura; Cook, Lerma, Dembélé; Solanke, Moore.Bench: Travers, Mepham, Stephens, Stacey, Pearson, Rothwell, Christie, Lowe, Marcondes
Score prediction Man Utd vs Bournemouth
Man Utd they are on fire at the moment and know they could considerably boost their chances of finishing third with Newcastle facing a tough match against Arsenal on Tuesday night.
If they can beat Bournemouth and Eddie Howe’s side lose at the Emirates, Erik ten Hag’s side will go through with a game in hand, so they’ll do whatever it takes to claim victory.
With how well they’ve played and how many injuries Bournemouth currently have, it’s hard to see the visitors starting with one point, let alone three.
Prediction: Man Utd 2-0 Bournemouth
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Man Utd vs Bournemouth – Premier League: TV channel, team news, line-ups and predictions.