Manchester United rise to fourth spot of the EPL table and into the Champions League zone after demolishing Bournemouth. Visit for more european football news!
The Red Devils now have won four consecutive home Premier League games without conceding a goal, this is their first run since a six game streak in 2017 (May and October). Manchester United Manager Erik Ten Hag that his side are far from being a title contender and there still need a lot of improvement and changes, despite a rampage against struggling Bournemouth. Follow us for the best football prediction site free here!
Manchester United is now tied with Newcastle United in points (35), and just four points behind the reigning champion Manchester City, but Ten Hag tried to remain calm and focus throughout the season which focuses more on building chemistry, winning games, and qualifying for Champions League next year. “The belief is growing. But that is a big step. So, no. We have to go from game to game and make progress. Don’t get too far ahead as it is January — not even half a season,” Ten Hag said during the post-match interview.
“We scored great goals and we should have scored even more but we could have conceded one or two and I am not happy with that because David had to make good saves,’ said the Dutch football manager emphasizing that his team must play more tactical, mature and smart in order to be a real contender this season.
Christian Eriksen made an outstanding performance against Bournemouth, he became the brain of the team, giving mandates and passes after passes throughout the match. Casemiro scored for the host from a free-kick delivery from Eriksen while Casemiro ran through the ball and sent it into the roof of the net. United 1 – 0 Bournemouth.
First half ended tightly, with United leading the game 1-0 on a rainy day. In the second half, Luke Shaw scored the second goal for Man United at the 49th minute with the help from Garnacho. In the 86th minute, Bruno Fernandes made an impressive play and ball control to zag the defense and avoid offside trap, he kicked the ball via diagonal that sent to Shaw and it to Marcus Rashford who scored the third and winning goal of the match.
Coach Erik Ten Hag explains to the media that his squad is carrying a different philosophy that keeps his team from having a successful season. “We have to understand that we have to give every game 100 percent play as a team, and if you keep that philosophy, it is possible, but you have to go from game to game.”
Man of the Match: Marcus Rashford
The 25 year-old’s impact from the team continues to be positive, and continues to grow since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. This time, he made sure that he would seal the deal for the Red Devils by scoring the final and winning goal of the match, helping the squad to move up to Top 4 and just four points ahead of their rival Manchester City. The World Cup break really conditioned Rashford for Manchester United to have a so far, unbeatable run in the Premier League.
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