MANCHESTER United will be hoping to bounce back from their derby day defeat with a victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday Night.
Manchester United lost 2-1 at Old Trafford to Manchester City on Sunday and now find themselves 11 points behind their rivals in the Premier League title race.
Much of the speculation for the game is surrounding Romelu Lukaku for his performance.
Following a disappointing display in the derby there have been calls for the Belgian to be dropped.
Both City goals were a result of errant clearances by United’s number nine.
A striker could be forgiven for his defensive contributions but the Belgians big miss at the other end is altogether much harder for United fans to stomach.
Romelu Lukaku had his chances today and messed all of them up. Not what you expect from a £75m striker. José Mourinho needs to drop him now. Not good enough.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 10, 2017
Bournemouth are currently unbeaten in six games and find themselves in 14th in the table.
United’s star man Paul Pogba will serve the second of his three
match ban following his red card against
Michael Carrick, Nemanja Matic and Eric Bailly are expected to remain unavailable for United.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović will be hoping for a call after a speedy recovery from a potentially career threatening injury.
Speaking to the Press Association after the City result, Ander Herrera said.
“It is very disappointing to lose the way did. The only thing we can think now is we are still second, we want to keep chasing them.
“I know it is difficult, but we want to keep winning games and now beating Bournemouth (on Wednesday) is all we can do.”
Off the back of yesterday’s Champions League draw against Spanish side Sevilla United be wanting to get back on track with a win here to begin trying to bridge the gap at the top of the table.