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New date confirmed for Manchester United-Bournemouth

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It's going to happen before the FA Cup final.

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Well, that didn't take long. Manchester United's game against Bournemouth will be played on Tuesday the 17th May at 8pm.

Now, the situation. Manchester United are currently in sixth place, which (we think) will qualify them for the last qualifying stage of the Europa League. A point will move United into fifth and straight into the group stage, while three points and a 19-goal margin of victory will be enough to go above City in fourth. However ... there's an FA Cup final on Saturday. And Crystal Palace have had plenty of time to relax.

What will happen: Louis van Gaal will pick mostly children and bench-warmers, Bournemouth will nick a 1-0 win, and everybody will be miserable.

What should happen: United play 2-3-5 and chase the hell out of those nineteen goals. Blind and Smalling at the back; Mata, Herrera and Schneiderlin in the middle; and then a front five of Januzaj, Martial, Rashford, Rooney and Memphis. Come on, Louis. We've had two years of this nonsense. You owe us 90 entertaining minutes.