What happened at Bournemouth?

Man U . Bournemouth 2 1 Man U

Manchester United’s seven-match unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League came to an abrupt end today (Saturday) with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth.

Photo above: A defeated team

Goals from Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas and Joshua King outweighed Man United’s Marouane Fellaini’s struggled strike at a lone goal to secure victory for the hosts, who are flying high following last weekend’s victory at Chelsea.

We’re going to drop out of the Premier League table’s top four if Tottenham beats Newcastle on Sunday.

Bournemouth

4-8-4, 14th Premier League
2
Final
Manchester United

8-3-5, 4th Premier League
1

What actually happened?

Before the matchup with Bournemouth, United had seven injured players before kick-off and a new one during the disappointing clash – when Jesse Lingard was also added to a worryingly long list of injured Man U players.

What actually happened?

We made a slow and disappointing start which was compounded when in just the second minute, Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas unleashed a curved corner ball from the right wing that caught the finger tips of David De Gea (as he did a flying jump-up) and veered into the top corner at the back post, much to my utter frustration.

What actually happened?

The red team was peopled mostly by young and inexperienced players who couldn’t do much to ward off a determined Cherries team on the prowl for a humiliation of their guests from the city of Manchester – and the second goal came and compounded my frustration.

VAN GAAL’S REACTION TO BOURNEMOUTH LOSS

On the result: “It is very disappointing because, in spite of the early goal, we came on very well in the match, scored an equalizer and we created more chances to score a second goal. We didn’t do that in the first half but we had the feeling in the players, the management and the staff that we could win this game. Then the set-play causes the second goal of Bournemouth and you cannot accept it as a player or a manager. But it has happened and then you know in, this kind of game, the club who scores the second goal is mostly the winner and they are also pressing the ball every time so it is also very difficult to come again in your game. That is how I have seen this game.”

I told myself before the match that if we lose to Bournemouth I’ll turn against the flying Dutchman – well – I just changed my mind and there is nothing anybody can do about that. I’ve given Van Gaal some leeway to do something about our non-winning ways, as we plough through the unpredictable Barclays Premier League.

Up Man U!

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