Manchester United is changing drastically. They are about to enter the match against Bournemouth at Old Trafford at 3am on January 4 (Vietnam time).
Man Utd rose to 4th place in the Premier League table after 2 wins. They have a reason to work hard to beat Bournemouth. That helps widen the gap with Liverpool to 7 points, the team unexpectedly lost to Brentford 1-3.
In addition, the victory also helps the Red Devils beat Tottenham by 5 points and overcome Newcastle United to take 3rd place.
This is also the first match of the Red Devils in 2023. Surely complacency is the biggest threat for teachers and coaches Erik ten Hag against Bournemouth, after a series of 3 consecutive victories and keeping clean sheets in all competitions. .
Bournemouth ranked 15th, losing 4 of the last 5 matches, including 2 matches since the 2022 World Cup. So which team will Man Utd play with?
Erik ten Hag knows the best way to eliminate complacency for his students is to send a message about the selection of the starting XI. The Dutch military leader is ready to reserve any player who does not meet the requirements.
David de Gea is still an irreplaceable name in the wooden frame. Despite the uncertain future, the Spaniard is Man Utd’s number one choice at the moment.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to continue to be used at right-back. The £50 million contract is reviving form. Besides, Ten Hag can once again rely on Luke Shaw in the midfield position. The England player is doing his job well.
Shaw plays at centre-back which means Tyrell Malacia starts at left-back. Partnering with Shaw is French midfielder Raphael Varane. This duo showed good chemistry in the last 2 matches.
Then, Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez can start when Man Utd face Everton in the FA Cup at the weekend.
There is no reason for Erik ten Hag to change the trio of Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes in midfield. Casemiro is playing the same level of football as when playing for Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Eriksen and Fernandes are the two best creative cards in the squad.
In attack, Marcus Rashford will return to the starting line-up. In the previous match, this player was penalized to sit on the bench but came on and scored the decisive goal. Currently, Man Utd can only rely on the talent of Rashford.
Anthony Martial and Antony, when fit, will be the main kick in attack. This could be a necessary match for these two players to score. They need a goal to relieve their mentality. In particular, Antony played poorly during the past time.
Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Elanga will be backup options on the bench. Along with that, Jadon Sancho cannot return and fans will still expect Man Utd to bring in a new striker in January 2023.
Xiao Lam | 17:07 03/01/2023