Let’s try this again…
Manchester United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Tuesday (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) in the final game of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Following the discovery of what was initially thought to be a bomb — it turned out to be no more than a dummy device left behind by a security company — in one of the toilets at Old Trafford on Sunday, the entire stadium was evacuated moments before kick off and the game was postponed.
An inquiry is set to be launched into why this happened but back on the pitch a draw for Manchester City at Swansea during their final game all but secured the fourth and final spot in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United must beat Bournemouth 19-0 on Tuesday to usurp their crosstown rivals. That’s not going to happen and Louis Van Gaal will be more focused on preparing for United’s FA Cup final against Crystal Palace at Wembley on Saturday.
For the Cherries, they’re battling for prize money as they look to climb two places with a victory at Old Trafford. Eddie Howe‘s men have already stayed up in their debut PL season and anything else in their final game is a bonus. Plus, they beat United 2-1 earlier this season, so can they do the double?
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Carrick, Rooney, Mata, Lingard, Martial, Rashford. Subs: Romero, Varela, Jones, A. Pereira, Herrera, Young, Memphis
Bournemouth: Federici, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Gosling, Surman, Pugh, King, Wilson. Subs: Holmes, Jordan, O’Kane, Gradel, Grabban, Afobe, Stanislas