Fresh from their League Cup success at Wembley last weekend, Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as they prepare to welcome Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side to Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho’s time at Man United has not been without its bumps and bruises, but there is no question that the Red Devils are now heading in the right direction. Indeed, this weekend, they will look to extend a 16-game unbeaten run in the league, which stretches back to their 4-0 defeat at Chelsea in October, 2016.
The 20-time English champions have had to get accustomed to sixth position in the Premier League this season, but victory over Bournemouth would, temporarily at least, move the club into the top four and to within two points of second-place Tottenham Hotspur on the same number of matches.
Six home draws have cost Man United a spot higher up the table at this point of the season, but they have only suffered one league defeat at Old Trafford this term. Meanwhile, the Red Devils have a 100% home record against Bournemouth in all competitions – winning all five of their previous games against the South-Coast side at Old Trafford.
No team has lost fewer Premier League games than Man United (3) this season, but Mourinho’s side have drawn nine of their 25 matches. Stoke City, Burnley, Arsenal, West Ham United, Liverpool and Hull City have all shared the points with Man United at Old Trafford, and Mourinho will be wary of welcoming a Bournemouth side that have struggled in recent months.