Manchester United will be looking to bounce back after their humiliating home defeat by West Brom over the weekend when they travel to face AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Jose Mourinho’s side sit second in the Premier League, a position they will be looking to consolidate, with Liverpool only one point behind.
Eddie Howe’s men, meanwhile, could secure their Premier League status for a fourth consecutive campaign with a win. The Cherries are under no threat from relegation, currently ten points clear of the drop zone, but three points would certainly confirm their place in the top flight next term.
What time is it?
The game kicks off at 12:45 on Wednesday 18April at the Vitality Stadium.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1. Coverage starts at 19:30.
It’s a big game for…
Jose Mourinho. Although second place will not satisfy most United fans, especially considering the way in which Manchester City waltzed away with the title, it would still represent an improvement for the club.
A victory against Bournemouth, then, is key after the Portuguese and his team were subjected to considerable criticism following the shock 1-0 defeat by West Brom.
A second-place spot in the league and a potential FA Cup would turn the tide somewhat following a disappointing season.
Jose Mourinho will want his team to end on a high note this season (Getty)
The best stat…
Manchester United have only kept one clean sheet in their last five Premier League games against Bournemouth. That came in the most recent clash between the two sides as Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
Player to watch…
Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian appears to love playing against the Cherries. He has scored seven goals in his last six games for Manchester United and Everton. The 24-year-old notably netted four times against Bournemouth in a memorable 6-3 victory for the Toffees in February 2017. Will he strike lucky again on Wednesday?
Romelu Lukaku has a habit of scoring against Bournemouth (Reuters)