Man United 0 Bournemouth 3


Man United 0 Bournemouth 3

Manchester United faced a humiliating defeat at home against Bournemouth in the Premier League, resulting in boos from disappointed fans. This shocking loss came just three days after a victory against Chelsea, injecting new hope into a season that seemed to be on the verge of a crisis. Bournemouth took the lead early in the game with Dominic Solanke's goal. The Cherries continued to dominate, securing their lead with headers from Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi in the second half. The match ended with a 3-0 victory for Bournemouth, marking their first-ever win at Old Trafford.

Substitute Dango Ouattara had a potential fourth goal ruled out by VAR for handball in stoppage time, preventing further embarrassment for Manchester United. The defeat comes right before a crucial Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, a match they must win to have any chance of advancing to the last 16.

Erik ten Hag, the surprising recipient of the Premier League's latest Manager of the Month award, faced a dismal day as his team suffered their seventh defeat in 16 league games. United has now lost as many matches (11) as they have won in all competitions, with three of those defeats occurring at home with a 3-0 scoreline.

Virtually no player in a red shirt earned credit, and Ten Hag's decision to start Antony Martial backfired. Solanke, on the other hand, proved to be a striking star for Bournemouth, constantly threatening the United goal.

The contrasting performances of Martial and Solanke highlighted the deficiencies in United's play. Despite Martial's lackluster contributions, Bournemouth's Solanke capitalized on every opportunity, showcasing his finishing skills. The defeat left Ten Hag visibly furious, and the thousands of empty red seats at the final whistle reflected the disappointment of the fans.

In both penalty areas, United showed weaknesses, and Ten Hag struggled to find solutions. The upcoming Champions League match will be crucial for United, and failure to salvage their status could lead to a daunting clash with Liverpool, further complicating their already challenging season.


United: Onana; Dalot, Maguire, Shaw (Evans 79), Reguilon; Amrabat, McTominay; Antony (Pellistri 79), Fernandes, Garnacho (Rashford 79); Martial (Hojlund 56).

Unused substitutes: Bayindir, Varane, Wan-Bissaka, Van de Beek, Mainoo.

Bookings: Reguilon 30; Hojlund 60; Fernandes 84.

Bournemouth: Neto; Kerkez, Senesi, Zabarnyi, Smith; Christie, Cook (Rothwell 88); Tavernier (Ouattara 88), Kluivert (Sinisterra 72), Semenyo (Billing 58); Solanke.

Unused substitutes: Travers, Mepham, Kilkenny, Brooks, Moore.

Goals: Solanke 5; Billing 68; Senesi 73.

Bookings: Tavernier 27.

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