The Red Devils slipped 11 points behind their cross-city rivals thanks to Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Pep Guardiola’s men, leaving them well adrift in the title race.
A home fixture against 14th-placed Bournemouth presents United with the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways, though.
MAN UNITED TEAM NEWS:
- Marcos Rojo – minor doubt (head injury)
- Eric Bailly – minor doubt (thigh)
- Marouane Fellaini – major doubt (knee)
- Michael Carrick – out (heart)
- Paul Pogba – out (suspended)
MAN UNITED’S RECENT FORM:
- Basel 1-0 Man Utd (Champions League)
- Man Utd 1-0 Brighton
- Watford 2-4 Man Utd
- Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd
- Man Utd 2-1 CSKA (Champions League)
- Man Utd 1-2 Man City
MAN UNITED KEY STATS
- United’s loss to City in the derby ended a run of 40 games unbeaten at the Theatre of Dreams
- This will only be the fifth time United and Bournemouth have ever met in a league fixture – the Red Devils have won three, lost one and drawn one
- Last time the two sides met, a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in March, United had 20 shots to the visitors’ three
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