When Manchester United play Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, they will be motivated to get one step closer to securing a top-four finish.
This weekend marks the start of matchday 37 of the 2022–23 Premier League season. The fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford commence this game week.
At the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth will play host to Manchester United.
Bournemouth was one of the favourites tipped to be relegated to the Championship going into the 2022–23 season. Additionally, they appeared headed for failure given their early difficulties and Scott Parker’s firing. However, Gary O’Neil has steadily raised the Cherries’ position. And with 39 points, they are currently in 14th place and out of danger of being demoted.
Manchester United, on the other hand, entered the current season determined to return to the top four. Midway through the previous season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure came to an end, and Ralf Rangnick’s brief tenure was nothing short of disastrous. Erik ten Hag accepted the position, knowing that he had a Herculean task ahead of him. And he has significantly raised the fortunes of his squad.
The Carabao Cup victory by the Red Devils in February is their first since 2017. And when Manchester United plays Manchester City in the FA Cup final the following month, they will have the opportunity to win two cups in a row.
However, they will be desperate to secure a top-four position first in order to secure their spot in the UEFA Champions League for the next season. In addition, they have no room for mistake because Liverpool are just behind by one point.
The earlier between these two teams at Old Trafford saw Manchester United record a 3-0 victory with Casemiro, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford all scoring.