Bournemouth stun Man Utd at Old Trafford

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Bournemouth score at Old TraffordBournemouth are now unbeaten in six games in all competitions

Manchester United were booed off after they suffered a humiliating hammering at home to Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Three days after victory against Chelsea breathed new life into a campaign teetering on the brink of crisis, Erik ten Hag's side were stunned by a Bournemouth side who recorded their first win at Old Trafford.

The Cherries led through Dominic Solanke's early goal.

Andoni Iraola's men were fully deserving of their lead, and headers from Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi in the space of five second-half minutes completed what must go down as one of the most famous triumphs in Bournemouth's history.

It could have been even worse for United, but substitute Dango Ouattara had a fourth for Bournemouth ruled out in stoppage time by the video assistant referee for handball.

Coming only three days before United's Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich - which they must win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16 - it was about as bad a day as possible for Ten Hag, a surprising winner of the Premier League's latest manager of the month prize.

His side have now suffered seven defeats in 16 league games. In all competitions they have lost as many matches - 11 - as they have won. They have been beaten 3-0 three times at home.

Virtually no-one wearing a red shirt emerged with any credit, with Ten Hag's surprising decision to start Antony Martial backfiring.

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Solanke the striking star

In the aftermath of United's tepid defeat at Newcastle last Saturday, it was Martial and Marcus Rashford who came in for the most severe criticism.

Both were dropped for the subsequent victory against Chelsea, so it was something of a surprise that Martial was recalled so quickly. The French forward dropped deep on a couple of occasions to link play, but he was no threat to the Bournemouth goal.

It did not help that a couple of misreads meant he did not get to one through ball and Alejandro Garnacho failed to react to one of his.

Martial's only shot of note, from the edge of the area midway through the opening period, did not have any power behind it and was gathered easily by Neto.

The contrast with Solanke was striking.

Every time the former Chelsea and Liverpool man took possession around the United box, his first instinct was to threaten the goal.

His finish maximised the sodden conditions as he used the pace of the low cross after Lewis Cook had taken advantage of static United defending as Bruno Fernandes looped a clearance out of the penalty area to steer the ball in at the far post.

Solanke was a constant threat. He also struck the base of a post with another shot across goal and it was his header that led to Marcus Tavernier turning home what he thought was a second, which was ruled out for offside.

There was not even an hour played when Martial was replaced by Rasmus Hojlund, a move that brought loud cheers from the home support.

In fairness, the substitution made little difference.

First Billing, as he leapt above Luke Shaw, then Senesi, left unmarked at a corner, exposed United frailties in the air to seal a sensational win for Bournemouth.

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Manchester United

Squad number24Player nameOnana

Squad number20Player nameDiogo Dalot

Squad number5Player nameMaguire

Squad number23Player nameShaw

Squad number15Player nameReguilón

Squad number39Player nameMcTominay

Squad number4Player nameS Amrabat

Squad number21Player nameAntony

Squad number8Player nameBruno Fernandes

Squad number17Player nameGarnacho

Squad number9Player nameMartial

Squad number10Player nameRashford

Squad number11Player nameHøjlund

Squad number28Player namePellistri

Squad number35Player nameEvans

AFC Bournemouth

Squad number1Player nameNeto

Squad number15Player nameA Smith

Squad number27Player nameZabarnyi

Squad number25Player nameSenesi

Squad number3Player nameKerkez

Squad number4Player nameL Cook

Squad number10Player nameChristie

Squad number24Player nameSemenyo

Squad number19Player nameKluivert

Squad number16Player nameTavernier

Squad number9Player nameSolanke

Squad number8Player nameRothwell

Squad number11Player nameOuattara

Squad number17Player nameSinisterra

Squad number29Player nameBilling

Line-ups

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

24Onana20Dalot5Maguire23ShawSubstituted forEvansat 79'minutes15ReguilónBooked at 30mins39McTominay4S Amrabat21AntonySubstituted forPellistriat 79'minutes8Bruno FernandesBooked at 84mins17GarnachoSubstituted forRashfordat 79'minutes9MartialSubstituted forHøjlundat 56'minutesBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

1Bayindir10Rashford11Højlund19Varane28Pellistri29Wan-Bissaka34van de Beek35Evans37Mainoo

Bournemouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Neto15A Smith27Zabarnyi25Senesi3Kerkez4L CookSubstituted forRothwellat 88'minutes10Christie24SemenyoSubstituted forBillingat 58'minutes19KluivertSubstituted forSinisterraat 72'minutes16TavernierBooked at 27minsSubstituted forOuattaraat 88'minutes9Solanke

Substitutes

6Mepham7Brooks8Rothwell11Ouattara17Sinisterra21Moore26Kilkenny29Billing42Travers

Referee:Peter Bankes

Attendance:73,427

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester United 0, Bournemouth 3.

Second Half ends, Manchester United 0, Bournemouth 3.

VAR Decision: No Goal Manchester United 0-3 Bournemouth.

Hand ball by Dango Ouattara (Bournemouth).

GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: Dango Ouattara (Bournemouth) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.

Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United).

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Bournemouth. Joe Rothwell replaces Lewis Cook.

Substitution, Bournemouth. Dango Ouattara replaces Marcus Tavernier.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Luis Sinisterra.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Milos Kerkez.

Attempt missed. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Philip Billing with a cross.

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United).

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Bournemouth).

Substitution, Manchester United. Marcus Rashford replaces Alejandro Garnacho.

Substitution, Manchester United. Jonny Evans replaces Luke Shaw.

Substitution, Manchester United. Facundo Pellistri replaces Antony.

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