Manchester United travel south to face off against Bournemouth on Wednesday, in what is effectively a Premier League dead rubber. Bournemouth are probably safe from relegation, even if their players quite able to mentally head off on summer holiday just yet. United, according to their manager, are playing to secure second place and achieve the maximum number of points possible. But if last weekend’s wretched performance against West Brom is anything to go by, the players don’t seem to give much of a toss about that.
After José Mourinho criticized the attitude of some of his players at the weekend, he also indicated that some players would be playing on Wednesday to earn a place in United’s next biggest game of the season: Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur. With that in mind, expect The Miserable One to ring the changes. We might even see Luke Shaw get a start (only to be hauled off at half-time), and finally get confirmation that Matteo Darmian does, in fact, still exist.
Premier League schedule
We kickoff at 19:45 local time, which translates to a just-barely-late-enough-to-sneak-out-of-the-office-unnoticed 2:45 PM on the east coast of the USA and a someone-is-taking-a-suspiciously-long-lunch-break 11:45 AM over on the west. Morning!
Premier League TV channel
You’ll need BT Sport 1 in the UK, and NBCSN in the USA. For everybody else, livesoccertv.com should sort you out.
Premier League streaming
BT Sport Live in the UK, NBC Sports Live in the USA.
Prediction: David De Gea; Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Ander Herrera; Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial; Marcus Rashford.
We’ll update this post with actual line-ups once they are announced.
Update: Actual lineups.
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