Match Preview – Red Devils vs The Cherries

Tonight the Cherries travel to Old Trafford in what will be the first meeting this season.

After Man United lost to City at the weekend there is now a 11 point gap between them at the top of the table. The Cherries have only lost one game in their last six so they will be up for putting on a good show against the Red Devils.

Bournemouth have only met United on four occasions in the Premier League, picking up 4 points against the Norther side.

Last season the Cherries earned a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, but back in the 2015 season AFC Bournemouth picked up a memorable 2-1 win over Man Utd.

Man Utd are currently without Paul Pogba and its not yet known if defender Marcus Rojo will be starting after he suffered a cut to the head on Sunday but Phil Jones could return, for The Cherries, Adam Smith can put himself back in the squad after serving a ban, but Tyrone Mings and Brad Smith could miss todays fixture.

Eddie Howe said: “There will be no surrender from us. It will be difficult but we’re a side who always play to our strengths first and this match will be no different.”

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