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Bournemouth v Manchester United: Confirmed Lineups, Mata Starts

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Simon Francis of Bournemouth and Nick Powell of Manchester United compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Manchester United at Vitality Stadium on December 12, 2015 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The José Mourinho era at Manchester United begins in anger this afternoon as they begin their Premier League campaign at Bournemouth.

Today’s game also sees Zlatan Ibrahimovic finally appear in the Premier League, with £30m defender Eric Bailly also making his league debut.

Mourinho makes two change from the side that beat Leicester last week to win the Community Shield. Andrer Herrera comes in for Marouane Fellaini, while Juan Mat0, linked with a move away from Old Trafford, starts ahead of Jesse Lingard and Henrkih Mkhitaryan.

With Chris Smalling and Daley Blind retains his place at the centre of defence next to Bailly.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Paul Pogba of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on August 12, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Bournemouth, meanwhile, begin their second year in the Premier League by including a number of new faces in their staring lineup.

Jordon Ibe, a £15m signing from Liverpool starts, as does Lewis Cook, as manger Eddie Howe begins that difficult second season.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Jordan Ibe of Bournemouth is congratulated by team mate Adam Smith after scoring during a pre-season match between Bournemouth and Cardiff City at Goldsands Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)

Last Season: Bournemouth 2 (Stanislas, King) – Manchester United 1 (Fellaini)

Referee: Andre Marriner

Author: The PA Team

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