BOURNEMOUTH — The Cherries shocked the Crimson Devils within the swirling rain on England’s South Coast on Saturday.
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With the win Bournemouth rise to sixth place within the Premier League desk on 16 factors, leaping above Man United who’ve 13 factors as their run of wins away from residence ended. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was as soon as once more an sad man.
3 issues we discovered
1. United virtually at full power, no extra excuses: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was solely lacking Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba from what can be his strongest potential beginning lineup. United can’t preserve blaming accidents for his or her poor begin to the season. United have now misplaced to Bournemouth, Newcastle West Ham and Crystal Palace this season, so possibly that is their new regular. With gamers returning to full health, issues might enhance, however proper now Solskjaer is beneath strain as United might be as a lot as 10 factors off the highest 4 by the tip of this weekend. That isn’t ok.
2. Bournemouth’s newfound defensive solidity guarantees a lot: Howe’s aspect have been much-improved defensively in current weeks and though they’ve struggled to attain objectives, they created possibilities towards United and appeared strong sufficient on the again. Their two midfielder destroyers have been glorious and Prepare dinner and Ake have shaped a strong partnership. They sat in, soaked up strain and Bournemouth have a newfound defensive solidity. They’ve by no means had that since they arrived within the Premier League in 2015.
3. Midfield steadiness off for United: The Crimson Devils are lacking Pogba’s capability to get them on the entrance foot, as McTominay, Fred and Pereira performed so many sideways and secure passes in central midfield. The steadiness was off and United had loads of the ball however did little with it. That they had no character and no driving affect, particularly within the second half. They began properly however pale badly and there was a shocking lack of creativity within the ultimate third as Rashford, Martial and James made respectable runs however weren’t discovered usually sufficient.
Man of the Match: Philip Billing – Received the ball again time and time once more for Bournemouth. A dominant drive in midfield who gained the battle towards Andreas Pereira and Fred on his personal. Yet one more gem polished by Eddie Howe. Billing and Lerma shielded the again 4 expertly and Nathan Ake was excellent at heart again. However Billing held all the pieces collectively.
Early on United have been energetic down their proper as James raced clear however Andreas Pereira slipped as he appeared to use the of completion.
The motion of United’s entrance three triggered Bournemouth so many issues early on, as James linked up with Martial to cross for Fred however he received his effort all fallacious as he stretched for it.
Bournemouth’s first massive likelihood of the sport arrived through Harry Wilson as his deflected effort flew large after some intelligent passes. Moments later David De Gea saved Ryan Fraser‘s cross and the Scottish winger went down within the field however no penalty kick was given regardless of calls of “VAR! VAR!” from the house followers.
James drilled a shot inches large after a free kick was solely half cleared as United appeared harmful each time they attacked. Fraser hit a shot straight at De Gea on the counter as the house aspect improved after a gradual begin. Martial then went down beneath a problem from Jefferson Lerma which sparked an enormous melee contained in the field however no penalty kick was given after VAR was used.
Proper on half time Bournemouth took the lead as Adam Smith’s cross was managed brilliantly from King and he then flicked the ball over Aaron Wan-Bissaka and completed to place the Cherries forward. It was a elegant solo objective however United ought to have defended higher.
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The sport opened up after the opening objective as Bournemouth virtually grabbed a second however Fraser’s shot was proper at De Gea after a beautiful transfer down the best.
De Gea then denied King after a Bournemouth counter caught United out and Harry Wilson went down within the field however nothing was given.
The Liverpool loanee was then denied by De Gea as Bournemouth continued to have possibilities on the break and though United had loads of the ball, they struggled to interrupt down the Cherries cussed protection.
Late on substitute Mason Greenwood hit the publish as United chucked all the pieces at Bournemouth with McTominay having a shot saved and Maguire coming shut, however the Cherries held on for a well-known win.