Bournemouth players celebrate their win over Chelsea in the Premier League on 5 December Getty

Manchester United take on Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday 12 December. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs in 26 years. The last time they faced each other was in an FA Cup replay in February 1989, a game which the Red Devils won 1-0.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm GMT. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.30pm GMT.


Bournemouth welcome Manchester United to the Dean Court stadium on Saturday and are in a buoyant mood following their win over Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend (5 December). Eddie Howe's team has impressed everyone in their debut campaign, and the manager is hoping they can capitalise on the Red Devils' woes and pull off yet another upset.

Louis van Gaal's team are under pressure to perform following their exit from the group stages of the Champions League, and will be hoping to keep their domestic form intact with a win over the Cherries. The Red Devils are facing a major injury crisis with nine first-team players sidelined. Louis van Gaal will have to turn to his youth team stars yet again.

This is the first meeting between the two teams in 26 years and both teams will be looking to win, as they battle on opposite ends of the Premier League table.

What Managers Say

Eddie Howe: "Hopefully, it is the perfect preparation for the game [the win over Chelsea]. We know we can do it, it is in our hands and down to us. Our performance levels were extremely high last week but we are probably going to have to surpass that to have any chance of winning."

Louis van Gaal: "Within two days we have to beat Bournemouth. That is much more important than what we are talking about, me as a manager or lifting up the players. I think also the players have to do that by themselves. I help them but they have to do it by themselves. We have to beat Bournemouth. That is very difficult. Bournemouth is playing very positive, pressing a lot, working very hard as a team. To beat them shall be very difficult."

Betting Odds (

  • Bournemouth to win: 17/7
  • Draw: 45/19
  • Manchester United to win: 9/7


  • Injured: King, Atsu, Wilson, Distin, Mings, Gradel, Pugh, Federici
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels; Surman, Gosling, Arter, Ritchie, Stanislas; King

Manchester United

  • Injured: Luke Shaw, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Valencia, Darmian, Rooney, Herrera
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Schweinsteiger

Possible XI: De Gea; Varela, McNair, Blind, Young; Carrick, Schneiderlin; Lingard, Mata, Depay; Martial