Manchester United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford this Saturday in a big weekend for both teams. United are in a good run of form in the league whereas Bournemouth need a win to give them even more breathing room over the relegation zone.
Manchester United currently sit sixth in the Premier League after 15 games. United have nine wins and six losses, leaving them on 27 points, equal with Tottenham, three points behind the Champions League spots and nine points from top of the league Arsenal.
In their last five games in all competitions, United have three wins, one draw and one loss. Victor Lindelof scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute to give United the 1 - 0 win over a struggling Luton Town. United backed this up next time out against Everton. A bicycle kick from Alejandro Garnacho, a penalty from Marcus Rashford and a goal from Anthony Martial gave United the 3 - 0 win, despite having significantly fewer shots.
In the Champions League, it was a goal fest against Galatasaray. Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes gave United an early 2 - 0 lead, but Hakim Ziyech’s first goal brought Galatasaray back into the game before halftime. Scott McTominay’s goal gave United the two goal cushion again, but another goal from Ziyech and a goal from Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu meant the game finished 3 - 3. Anthony Gordon scored the only goal of the game in the second half to give Newcastle the 1 - 0 win, in a game where United only managed one shot on target.
The last time out for United was against Chelsea. McTominay gave United the lead but Cole Palmer made it level at halftime. However, yet another goal from McTominay gave United the 2 - 1 win.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, sit 15th in the Premier League. The Cherries have four wins, four draws and seven losses which leaves them on 16 points, seven points ahead of the relegation zone and just three points from the top half of the Premier League table.
In their last five games in all competitions, Bournemouth have three wins, one draw and one loss. The one loss was a thrashing at the hands of Manchester City. Though Luis Sinisterra did score, a brace from Bernardo Silva and goals from Jeremy Doku, Manuel Akanji, Phil Foden and Nathan Ake gave City the 6 - 1 win. However, Bournemouth bounced back against Newcastle. Dominic Solanke scored both goals in 13 minutes to give Bournemouth the 2 - 0 win.
Another win came Bournemouth’s way against Sheffield United. Marcus Tavernier grabbed a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Justin Kluivert in the 3 - 1 win for The Cherries, with Oli McBurnie scoring late for Sheffield United. Antonie Semenyo opened the scoring against Aston Villa, but Leon Bailey equalised before halftime. Solanke regained the lead for Bournemouth, but Ollie Watkins grabbed the 2 - 2 draw for Aston Villa in the 90th minute.
The most recent outing for Bournemouth was against Crystal Palace. Marcos Senesi and Kieffer Moore both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Bournemouth.
Manchester United and Bournemouth have met 20 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1949. United have the upperhand in the fixture with 14 wins in comparison to Bournemouth’s three wins, with the other three games ending in a draw.