England League One

Bournemouth-Manchester United Preview

Out to extend their scintillating form and remain in the Champions League hunt, Manchester United look to make it five wins on the trot in all competitions Saturday when they host relegation-threatened Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

United (14-10-8) are in a four-way fight for either the last two or three Champions League spots pending eternal rivals Manchester City's appeal of their UEFA-imposed two-year ban on European play at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side enter this contest fifth in the table on 52 points, ahead of Wolverhampton on goal difference, but also only three back of slumping Leicester City for third.

The former United striker and current manager watched his side clinically dispatch Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 on the road Tuesday, with Bruno Fernandes bagging a brace on either side of halftime after 18-year-old Mason Greenwood staked United to a lead just after the quarter-hour. Fernandes' second shortly after the restart was a goal of counterattacking beauty – it involved four players, six touches, and took all of 11 seconds, with the Portugal international first-timing a cross from the starlet Greenwood from close range.

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