Man United vs. Bournemouth live score, updates, highlights from Premier League weekday match as Maguire, Van de Beek start

Quick Bit: Manchester United will look to cement their position amongst the Premier League top four as they take on relegation candidate Bournemouth at Old Trafford in a midweek battle.

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Manchester United will look to cement their position amongst the Premier League top four as they take on relegation candidate Bournemouth at Old Trafford in a midweek battle.

The Red Devils sit fourth in the table, two points above slipping Tottenham. They can pull a full five points clear with a victory, potentially pushing above Newcastle into third.

All eyes at Old Trafford will be on Marcus Rashford, who was sat on the bench last time out as a disciplinary measure for missing a team meeting, but came on as a substitute and turned the game. The England international was sensational at the World Cup and has continued his good form as the Premier League returns to action.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, sit just two points above the drop zone and have dropped three straight matches in all competitions since returning to action this winter. They have suffered consecutive 2-0 defeats in league play to Chelsea and Crystal Palace, well beaten in both games.

The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Man United vs. Bournemouth live score

Man United


Goals: None

Predicted lineups:

Man United (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. De Gea (GK) — 29. Wan-Bissaka, 19. Varane, 6. L. Martinez, 23. Shaw — 18. Casemiro, 14. Eriksen — 21. Antony, 8. Fernandes, 10. Rashford — 9. Martial.

Bournemouth (3-5-2, right to left): 1. Travers (GK) — 6. Mepham, 25. Senesi, 5. Kelly — 15. Smith, 4. Cook, 8. Lerma, 20. Dembele, 33. Zemura — 9. Solanke, 21. K. Moore.

Man United vs Bournemouth live updates, highlights, commentary

120 mins to kick: Anthony Martial is expected to start up front for Manchester United at the striker position today against Bournemouth. While the Red Devils have managed to create goalscoring chances in the current setup, that spot represents a clear need for the club this January.

There are a host of options, with United reportedly interested in their former man Memphis Depay, who is struggling for time at Barcelona. A reunion could be a cut-price option that brings a clear upgrade up front.

Read more about all of Manchester United’s rumoured transfer business here.

Man United vs. Bournemouth lineups & team news

In-form England international Marcus Rashford is expected to return to the starting lineup after starting last match on the bench, but coming on to provide an injection of positivity and turning the tide in Man United’s favor.

Otherwise, there are few expected changes. Luke Shaw was forced to deputise at center-back against Wolves over the weekend, but should move back to his natural left-back position as Lisandro Martinez returns from World Cup duty. That would force Tyrell Malacia to the bench despite a positive showing against Wolves.

Diogo Dalot is nursing a hamstring injury, forcing out of favor Aaron Wan-Bissaka into the side, while Scott McTominay and Jadon Sancho are also suffering from short-term issues that leave them out of contention. There’s still likely no place for Harry Maguire in the starting lineup, as he lost his spot earlier in the season to the current starting duo.

Man United projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Varane, L. Martinez, Shaw — Casemiro, Eriksen — Antony, Fernandes, Rashford — Martial.

Man United subs (9): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)

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Bournemouth coach Gary O’Neil may be forced to stick with what he’s been given despite the struggles to restart play following the World Cup break.

The strike partnership of Dominic Solanke and Kieffer Moore continues to misfire, as Solanke has not scored since November 5, while his Welsh teammate has also drawn a blank in three straight despite impressing in Qatar.

Ryan Fredericks is out with a knock, while Marcus Tavernier and David Brooks are close to returning from thigh injuries but not quite ready yet. Goalkeeper Neto is nearing a return from his long-term injury, but will need to regain his fitness after being out since late October.

Bournemouth projected starting lineup (3-5-2): Travers (GK) — Mepham, Senesi, Kelly — Smith, Cook, Lerma, Dembele, Zemura — Solanke, K. Moore.

Bournemouth subs (9): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)

How to watch Man United vs. Bournemouth

TV Channel
Tue, Jan. 3
20:00 GMT

Tue, Jan. 3
15:00 ET

Peacock TV
Wed, Jan. 4
07:00 AEDT

Optus Sport
Tue, Jan. 3
15:00 ET

fuboTV Canada
Hong Kong
Wed, Jan. 4
04:00 HKT

Now E
Wed, Jan. 4
01:30 IST

Hotstar VIP, JioTV
Wed, Jan. 4
04:00 MYT
Astro Supersport
Astro Go, sooka
New Zealand
Wed, Jan. 4
09:00 NZDT
Sky Sport 2
Wed, Jan. 4
04:00 SGT

StarHub TV+

UK: This match is not being shown on live TV in the UK.

USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers. This match is only available to stream on Peacock.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.

Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Man United vs Bournemouth betting odds & lines

Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), and SkyBet (UK).

With both teams trending in opposite directions, it’s no surprise that Manchester United are massive favorites in this match. They are 1/5 favorites coming into the game, while Bournemouth are huge 10/1 underdogs.

The Cherries are also not expected to find the back of the net, as they are yet to score since returning to play following the World Cup break. United have also been stellar defensively, yet to concede in three matches since returning to action, including two in Premier League play.

Man United win
Bournemouth win
Both teamsto score Y / N
+100 / -140
1.97 / 1.66
10/11, 4/5
Over / Under2.5 goals
-200 / +140
1.51 / 2.50
4/9, 13/8
Man United -1.5

Bournemouth +1.5

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