Bournemouth 1-0 Man Utd: Disappointing Below-par Red Devils stay 7 pts away from top 4
Under Solskjaer’s rule, Man Utd have got just 13 points from 11 PL games – their worst start since 1986-87, where they just got 11 points after 11 rounds.
Man Utd Man were going on a 3-game winning streak before the game against Bournemouth. Some fans may think that they have bounced back. However, they have given a very frustrating performance with a 0-1 defeat.
1 – 0:-King (45′)
King stunted Manchester United’s form resurgence with the lone goal in a 1-0 win for Bournemouth at a wet and windy Vitality Stadium.
Solskjaer’s men looked to have turned the corner following a morale-boosting run of three consecutive victories in all competitions but their failings on the road returned on Saturday.
Martial’s presence in the starting XI failed to add potency and King ensured his former club’s long wait for a clean sheet in a Premier League game away game stretched to 11 matches.
CLOSE! James’ shot inches wide
James with a terrific strike from the edge of the box, after Lerma clears the initial free-kick delivery, but it falls straight to the winger and his strike flies just inches wide of the Bournemouth post.
Ardent conflict between Martial and Lerma!
United want a penalty, with Rashford leading the appeals after Martial goes down under pressure from Lerma in the box. The referee just awards a corner kick, with VAR taking a look at it.
GOAL! Bournemouth 1-0 Man Utd (King)
King breaks the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, his third goal of the season. Smith whips a low cross into the box, which King controls and twists and turns away from Maguire, he then lifts it over Wan-Bissaka and drills it past De Gea and into the back of the net.
Yellow Card! Cook booked
Cook is booked after his late sliding challenge on Rashford, he gets nowhere near the ball and the referee shows a yellow card straight away.
Yellow Card! Young booked
Young slides in and brings Smith down, right on the edge of the penalty area.