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Manchester United VS Bournemouth

Manchester United will be seeking to finish off a troubled season on a high as they host AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday night.

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The match was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday but was abandoned due to security concerns.

The Red Devils still have an outside chance of finishing above fourth-placed Manchester City but to do this they must win by a club record of 19 goals.

Scoring such a big number of goals remains an impossibility and United will, therefore, need to concentrate on what is possible and that is making it to the group stage of the Europa League.

As United ends the season on Tuesday, it will not be lost on observers that everything that could go wrong went wrong for them.

For the second year in a row, United are missing out on Champions League football in a move that is likely to affect revenues next season.

But to their credit, the Red Devils have had a good performance at home this season and will be seeking to finish on a high. They have won the last six out of seven matches played at home and drew the other. United have also collected the second highest number of points at home (38). Only champions Leicester City (42) have collected more.

United coach Louis Van Gaal is unlikely to have defenders Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo who are injured together with Adnan Januzaj, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Luke Shaw.

Image Source: Cloudfront.net

Image Source: Cloudfront.net

Bournemouth who will be fighting to finish in 14th position on the log boast of an impressive away record where they have won six times compared to five home wins.

Add that to the fact that the Cherries beat United in the first leg last December and they can begin to hope for a positive end.

But the Cherries have this working against them- they have never won at Old Trafford in four Cup meetings and have conceded the second highest number of goals after relegated Aston Villa.

 

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