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Bournemouth boss names three Man United danger players, guesses Erik ten Hag tactic



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Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola has named Manchester United’s three most potent threats as Erik ten Hag selects his side to face them in the Premier League.

In their recent Premier League clashes against BrentfordChelsea, and Liverpool, Manchester United, under Erik ten Hag‘s guidance, have only managed to secure two points out of a possible nine, despite leading in all three matches. This setback has pushed them significantly behind their competitors in the race for Champions League qualification.

Their remaining hope for silverware lies in the FA Cup, where they face Coventry City in the semi-finals. They eye a potential final against either Chelsea or Manchester City.

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However, their immediate task is an away fixture against Bournemouth in the league, where Ten Hag’s men will be looking to pick up three points.

Højlund is “dangerous”

Speaking ahead of the game, Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola was questioned on Rasmus Højlund, to which the Spaniard had plenty of praise.

“He is very, very dangerous,” Iraola said in his pre-match press conference. “I think he’s a number nine who plays very well facing his goal because he’s physical enough to pin the centre-backs and then set up the teammates.

“He is very good also because he’s very fast attacking the spaces. (He has a) very good strike, very good left foot.

Two other threats

Iraola went on to describe the two other big threats United have in Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes, who have played almost every single game for the Reds this season.

“But they have all the forwards are really good because (Alejandro) Garnacho is making the difference almost every game,” he continued.

He also explained that he believes Erik ten Hag will choose to play Bruno Fernandes on the right wing.

“Whoever they decide to play the other side, Bruno (Fernandes), I think, will have difficult duels. But we’ve shown that we’ve done it in other games, and I hope we are ready to do it again.”