Manchester United is gearing up to face Bournemouth, and there are concerns about Marcus Rashford’s availability due to illness, which kept him out of Friday’s training session.
Despite the looming Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, Erik ten Hag is expected to field a strong lineup against the Cherries.
The midweek win over Chelsea saw Rashford dropped, and his participation remains uncertain.
In preparation for a crucial Champions League fixture, there might be alterations to the starting XI, but Ten Hag emphasized the importance of focusing on the upcoming Premier League match against a formidable Bournemouth side. The relentless nature of the league demands a robust team.
Victor Lindelof will be absent after being substituted at half-time in the Chelsea victory. This could pave the way for the return of Jonny Evans and Raphael Varane, the latter overcoming a back injury.
Alternatively, Luke Shaw might shift to central defense, providing opportunities for Aaron Wan-Bissaka or Sergio Reguilon in the starting lineup.
In positive news, Mason Mount and Amad Diallo have returned to training after injury spells. However, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, and Tyrell Malacia are still sidelined, and Jadon Sancho remains unavailable.
Predicted Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): Onana; Dalot, Maguire, Shaw, Reguilon; McTominay, Amrabat; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund