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Newcastle Clash: Mourinho Avoids FA Punishment For Comments After United

02 November 2018
Newcastle Clash: Mourinho Avoids FA Punishment For Comments After United

Manchester United signed just three first-team players n the summer - Fred, Diogo Dalot and veteran goalkeeper Lee Camp. Read Steve Rawlings' take on the game here.

United are in eighth place with 17 points, five behind Arsenal, who are in fourth, after 10 games. Has there ever been a better time to be a Bournemouth fan? That's how far they've come, and also where Manchester United have gone too.

Currently, Luke Shaw occupies the left back berth at Old Trafford.

"I always say that in the end of the season you play 19 matches at home and away and it doesn't matter when, but the reality is that the way the fixtures are coming sometimes they have an influence in the moment", he said. It's very hard to go against them.

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United striker Romelu Lukaku has been struggling in recent weeks but Francis is wary of the Belgian star's class.

United have no suspension worries, and the same is true of Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe's side boast one of the most impressive defensive records in the Premier League this season, with four clean sheets to their name. It was widely accepted that the United boss would be punished, but the Reds made a decision to fight the case with great force and Mourinho avoided any punishment.

Jose Mourinho continues to use Antonio Valencia sparingly, even considering the surgery the Ecuadorian had on his mouth lately, so the manager will have to choose whether to use his captain against Bournemouth and City or select him for just the Champions League trip to Juventus.

On current form, Bournemouth are arguably the slightly stronger side and it's tempting to back them to win at nearly 3/1 in the outright market but taking the insurance of money back in the Draw no Bet market makes sense. The United boss claimed recently that Sanchez wasn't 100% match fit but it looks like he's now in contention to start against Bournemouth.

The Red Devils have managed to remain unbeaten in their last three Premier League games after losing three of their opening seven top-flight games.

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