Man Utd vs Bournemouth isn't live on TV in the UK on Tuesday night

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Man Utd vs Bournemouth isn't live on TV in the UK on Tuesday night

Manchester United could move up to third place in the Premier League table on Tuesday night, but fans in the UK won't be able to watch the match live.

Erik ten Hag's side welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford, and a win would see them move above Newcastle in the table should the Magpies also lose at top of the table Arsenal.

However, it is Newcastle's match at the Emirates Stadium which will be live on Sky Sports, and not the Cherries' trip to Manchester.

The Arsenal match is the second of four live midweek offerings from Sky Sports in the first week of 2023, which began with Brentford's win over Liverpool on Monday night.

Then after the Arsenal match Sky Sports will show Crystal Palace vs Tottenham on Wednesday evening, and Chelsea vs Manchester City on Thursday.

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None of the other six midweek matches are being shown live this week, which is a different offering to the other two Premier League broadcasters.

Amazon Prime showed all 10 Premier League matches between December 26-28, and BT Sport host two midweek rounds of fixtures during the season when they broadcast all 10 matches live, with the first in the current season coming last October.

Man Utd vs Bournemouth isn't live on TV in the UK on Tuesday nightTen Hag's side will go third with a win (Getty Images)

No such agreement exists with Sky Sports' broadcast rights though, with the league's premier broadcaster instead agreeing a deal which includes more games in every single matchweek - usually four or five between a Friday and a Monday - instead of owning the live rights to all 10 games in a matchweek.

Ten Hag, meanwhile, has set out his goals for 2023 ahead of the visit of Bournemouth.

When asked to reflect on the past year by the United website, he said: "It’s always about trophies. It’s not about looking too much to yourself, it’s about looking to your family and looking to trophies.

"That’s what I did and always will do, so looking back, I’m happy and I’m happy with my family - we are satisfied and settled in Manchester so I’m happy with that.

"But when I look at sporting [highlights] then it’s definitely trophies and that is also what we aim for in 2023."

United have won their last six matches at Old Trafford, and Ten Hag hopes they can turn it into a fortress this season.

"Yeah definitely, it has to be [a fortress]," he said.

Man Utd vs Bournemouth isn't live on TV in the UK on Tuesday nightUnited beat Nottingham Forest 3-0 in their last home game (Getty Images)

"We want to be resilient and we want to be playing with discipline in our game, we expressed that with 11 in attack and 11 in defence. It’s about doing your job, being hard to beat in every duel as a team, in every game, and we are heading in the right direction.

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"So we are happy with that, but we can’t be satisfied as we don’t want any laziness and laziness means the performances will drop. So we have to keep focused and keep improving on details and keep getting better every day because good is not good enough."

Mark Jones

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