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BOURNEMOUTH VS MAN UNITED

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM

BOURNEMOUTH (4-1-4-1)

FEDERICI,

SMITH, COOK, DISTIN, DANIELS,

SURMAN,

RITCHIE, GOSLING, ARTER, STANISLAS,

KING

MANU(4-2-3-1)

MARTIAL,

FELLAINI,

LINGARD, SCHWEINSTEIGER, SCHNEIDERLIN, MATA,

DARMIAN, BLIND, SMALLING, McNAIR,

DE GEA

Manchester United must bounce back from Tuesday's 3-2 defeat in Germany against Wolfsburg, which saw them knocked out of the Champions League.

After winning 1-0 at reigning champions Chelsea, Bournemouth should be confident of facing United at the Vitality Stadium. That victory, only their third of the season, took the Cherries out of the bottom three.

Indeed, Bournemouth became the first newly-promoted side to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in more than 14 years.

United, now fourth in the Barclays Premier League, arrive hoping to shake off their habit of featuring in goalless draws; Louis van Gaal's men have been involved in no fewer than eight 0-0 stalemates in 2015, their most in a calendar year since 2005 when they notched up 10.

However, United also have nine clean sheets this season; in the last campaign they kept 11.

This is the first time these teams have met in the league, though in eight cup ties, United have won five, drawn two and lost only one - in the FA Cup in 1984.