Date: 13th August 2016 at 1:47pm
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The first game of the season is almost upon us.

At 13:30 hours this Sunday, Manchester United, under the tutorship of Jose Mourinho, will get their 2016 / 2017 season started when they visit the south-coast to take on AFC Bournemouth.

It looks as if the game will see the Premier League debut of the Swedish superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a player many feel could become the Premier League`s top scorer.

Ahead of the game, at his pre-match press conference, the Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has spoken about the threat the Swedish forward will present and also looking ahead to the game, remarking,

‘Manchester United coming to Bournemouth is a fantastic game. This will be a special game. This season will be harder. It’s a challenge.

‘We’ve improved but so has everybody else. The challenge will be tougher but the new players have settled in well.

‘Zlatan is a great player, but you can pick any one of their players who will be a threat to us.

‘We need to improve our home form. We did well on the road and our target is to improve on last season.’


Fine sentiments from the opposition boss, but getting back to the subject matter of the article, who are the men in charge for this one?

We can now reveal all:

Referee – A. Marriner
Assistant – S. Beck
Assistant – S. Ledger
Fourth Official – R. East