Saturday 19

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Manchester United v Bournemouth

28th December 2018, 18:29 by James Mason

Manchester United go in search of a third straight win when Bournemouth make the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils have won their first two matches under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - a 5-1 win over Cardiff City and a 3-1 triumph over Huddersfield Town - and the club's former striker is aiming to become only the third United boss to win his first three league games.

Record 20-time English champions United are unbeaten in their last six home matches and they will be aiming for a fourth straight success over the Cherries, having won the last three meetings 2-1, 2-0 and 1-0.

Solskjaer could welcome back Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial after the trio took part in light training at the Aon Training Complex on Thursday, but the game comes too early for Marcos Rojo, Scott McTominay and Chris Smalling.

Bournemouth were on the receiving end of a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last time out and Eddie Howe's men have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions.

Another defeat for the Cherries, who have kept just one clean sheet from in last 11 outings, would mean they will set a new club record of five successive away losses in the Premier League.

Howe will be without captain Simon Francis after the club confirmed he will be out for nine months after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in the Boxing Day loss at Spurs.

Adam Smith, Dan Gosling and Lewis Cook are also on the sidelines, but Diego Rico, Jordon Ibe and Joshua King could all be handed recalls.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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