Bournemouth vs Manchester United 14 August 2016 Match Preview


The beginning of a new era under Jose Mourinho will kick start at Manchester United when they face the hosts AFC Bournemouth on the Dean Court. The match is scheduled on 14 August, 2016 13:30 BST local time 18:00 IST.

Bournemouth will be looking to spoil the party as they will be thinking of upsetting the strong Manchester United like they did in last season, but this time it won’t be as easy for them as because of the mastery of Jose Mourinho along with two worthy additions in the name of Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan.

Manchester United  

Manager – Jose Mourinho

De Gea, Romero, Blind, Fosu-Mensah, Jones, McNair, Rojo, Shaw, Smalling, Valencia, Carrick, Tuanzebe, Herrera, Januzaj, Lingard, Johnstone, Bailly, Mata, Mephis Dpeay, Mkhitaryan, A Pereira, Young, Keane, Rashford, Rooney, Martial, Ibrahimovic and Schweinsteiger.

This transfer window has been the best for Manchester United in last 3 years as they have signed some star players this term and the impact of the “special one”, Jose Mourinho can also be seen. The red devils fans will be hoping to see stellar performance from their newly recruited star striker Ibrahimovic.

AFC Bournemouth

Manager – Eddie Howe.

Sam Matthews, Eunan O’Kane, Marc Pugh, Ryan Allsop, Artur Boruc, Adam Federici, Jordan Holmes, Nathan Aké, Bailey Cargill, Steve Cook, Simon Francis, Tyrone Mings, Junior Stanislas, Andrew Surman, Benik Afobe, Lewis Grabban, Max Gradel, Jordon Ibe, Joshua King, Lys Mousset, Tokelo Rantie, Adam Smith, Brad Smith, Rhoys Wiggins, Harry Arter, Lewis Cook, Charlie Daniels, Ryan Fraser, Dan Gosling, Emerson Hyndman and Callum Wilson.

Bournemouth had a mixed campaign last season, but in their standards it was an incredible success. They have done good piece of business this summer as they have captured two promising stars. Jordon Ibe would be the man to watch for AFC Bournemouth this season.

Prediction : Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United 

It will be a litmus test for Manchester United as they will be looking to make their mark as they are in for the title this season with some worthy additions, but Eddie Howe knows that his opponents defense is poor  no matter how strong red devils look in the attack and he will be looking to capitalize on it.

Rachit Sethi

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