5 absent for Man Utd’s trip to Bournemouth

Manchester United will be looking for their fourth successive away victory in all competitions when they travel to the South coast to face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.

The Red Devils were 1-0 winners away to Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League before beating Norwich City at Carrow Road in the Premier League last weekend, and then 2-1 at Chelsea in the EFL Cup midweek.

Prior to the game, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to the media this morning and has given a team news and injury update.

The Norwegian says he is waiting on the fitness of three players ahead of Saturday’s game. He is hopeful that Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof will all be fit to start. The trio all picked up knocks at Stamford Bridge.

Ole told MUTV:

“It’s still early. Hopefully we can get them back on the pitch tomorrow.

“They got some treatment yesterday, a little bit more treatment today, a light session and hopefully they’re ready. I can’t tell you exactly now.”

Saturday’s game will come too early for defenders Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe, as well as Nemanja Matic.

Shaw has been sidelined with a thigh injury since August, whilst both Matic and Tuanzebe have been out for the past fortnight. Solskjaer is hopeful they will all be back after the international break:

“Probably after the international break. That is always a risk if you push them back too early, but if we have the two extra weeks after the international break, they should all be ready for then.”

Paul Pogba is likely to be out until December with an ankle injury, whilst Eric Bailly is a long-term injury following his knee surgery over the summer.