Van Gaal to make changes: Predicted Manchester United and Bournemouth line-ups

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Here is how we predict Bournemouth and Manchester United will line up this weekend:

To be played on Saturday 12th December 2015 at 17:30. Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

Odds: Bournemouth 23/10, Draw 12/5, Man Utd 23/20

Bournemouth welcome Manchester United to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening with both sides desperate for the victory for very different reasons.

Eddie Howe’s side is currently outside the relegation zone only on goal-difference following their outstanding 1-0 victory against Chelsea last weekend, so a win against Louis van Gaal’s side would make it an unlikely double and fill the hosts with confidence heading into the busy festive period.

As for United, the critics are out in force after they failed to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League and continue to struggle for goals domestically.

United’s 0-0 draw against West Ham last weekend was another sign of just how little attacking intent they are showing right now and that has to change if they are to climb from their current position of fourth.

In early team news, Bournemouth are without Max Gradel, Callum Wilson, Tyrone Mings and Tommy Elphick while Adam Federici is a major doubt and Sylvain Distin is rated at 75 per cent to overcome illness.

As for United, they must do without Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera while Wayne Rooney has a fight to be fit.

Defenders Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian both have minor injuries but are rated at 75 per cent to be available.

Bournemouth predicted lineup

  • Artur Boruc
  • Steve Cook
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Simon Francis
  • Adam Smith
  • Harry Arter
  • Dan Gosling
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Junior Stanislas
  • Andrew Surman
  • Joshua King

Man Utd predicted lineup

  • David de Gea
  • Chris Smalling
  • Guillermo Varela
  • Daley Blind
  • Michael Carrick
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Juan Mata
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Ashley Young
  • Memphis Depay
  • Anthony Martial

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