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Manchester United team news: Erik ten Hag sees injury returns ahead of Bournemouth clash



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Erik ten Hag has been blessed with two injury returns and two fresh concern as Manchester United welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United will take on Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League as Erik ten Hag looks to continue good form in the competition, with the side having won six of their last eight.

Most recently, United defeated Chelsea 2-1 thanks to two goals from Scott McTominay, and although the player suffered an ankle issue during the tie, there is no indication that he sustained any lasting injury.

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The Chelsea win also saw Jonny Evans return to the fold after a month-long hamstring issue, which will be a blessing for Ten Hag after it was confirmed that Varane would miss the game with a “sore back”. The club have confirmed that Varane is now fit to play again.

Victor Lindelöf was substituted at half-time against Chelsea, and in a recent statement, United explained that he will not be able to play the tie, but did not confirm the nature of his absence, although it is assumed that it is injury-related.

Bruno Fernandes was also spotted limping towards the end of the fixture, but the captain was able to see out the game, and there have been no further complaints since. Marcus Rashford missed United training on Friday through illness and is a doubt for the game.

Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martínez are not expected to return to the team before Christmas, while Amad Diallo is still working his way back to full fitness after undergoing an operation on his knee in the summer.

Christian Eriksen and Mason Mount both missed the Chelsea tie and although both are expected back soon, it is a race against time to see them fit to face Bournemouth.

The Cherries have their own injury problems, with midfielders Tyler Adams and Alex Scott on the list of absentees alongside defenders Lloyd Kelly, Max Aarons, and Ryan Fredericks.

Hamed Traore missed their 2-0 win against Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening, but Andoni Iraola will be hoping that the attacking midfield will be recovered in time for their trip to Old Trafford on Saturday.