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- they beat Manchester United before drawing with Wolves last time out.
Finally from boss Steve Bruce:“I think we all feel as though we’re not far off. We’ve had a couple of magic moments by beating Spurs and Man United. The consistency looks to have arrived defensively. The players enjoy coming in – there’s a good spirit among the group and around the training ground.”
Bournemouth’s 21-year-old goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has started all 10 of their Premier League games so far this term. Striker Dominic Solanke, 22, has featured in them all too, with five of those appearances coming off the bench.
Finally from Cherries bossEddie Howe: “We pride ourselves in giving young players an opportunity. I think that our young players will only continue to get better, a lot of them have very bright futures.”
Bournemouth won their first Premier League game against Manchester United – but they’ve lost six out of seven since, including the last four.
Manager Eddie Howeadded: “Manchester United have played very well recently, they have quality players and a manager that’s given them real stability. We have to show more than our last home game and get the supporters on our side for this one.”
October was a good month defensively for Bournemouth, they kept two clean sheets from three games. They were both 0-0 draws though – and they lost the other game 1-0 at Arsenal.
Manager Eddie Howehas just said: “The clean sheets are a huge positive for us and something we needed. To be truly successful we have to tighten up defensively and the players have done really well.
“In two of the last three games we’ve had really good chances, the Norwich game was a bad day in front of goal. But I back my attacking players.”
Saturday’s game kicks off a busy start to the month for Manchester United. But they go into November on the back of three straight wins.
Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was named Bournemouth’s player of the month for October. The 21-year-old has started every league game for the Cherries this term. And another strong performance against Manchester United would surely edge him closer to an England call-up.
We’re set to hear from his club manager Eddie Howe any second.
After a dramatic week of Carabao Cup action, the Premier League is back on Saturday so there’s a flurry of news conferences being held today.
No less than 13 managers are set to face the media on Friday and we’ll bring you all the best lines throughout the day, beginning with Bournemouth, Manchester United and Newcastle.