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Luke Shaw starts as United take on Bournemouth

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The lesser-spotted Luke Shaw returns to the starting lineup in one of four United changes.

Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

José Mourinho has handed Luke Shaw his first Premier League start since the goalless draw at home to Burnley back in October, in one of four changes to the side that beat Southampton in the final of the EFL Cup last weekend. He comes into the side in place of Chris Smalling, while the unexplained absence of Eric Bailly has seen Marcos Rojo shuffle across from left-back to partner Phil Jones in the centre of defence.

Michael Carrick returns to displace Ander Herrera in midfield, while Wayne Rooney is preferred to Jesse Lingard. That means Anthony Martial has been allowed to keep his spot out on the left side of United’s attack, with Zlatan Ibrahimović continuing to lead the line.

A struggling Bournemouth make just one change to the side defeated by West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns last weekend: Benik Afobe comes in to replace Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere.