United’s rookies battered by Bournemouth

Bournemouth-MUFCManchester United and Louis Van Gaal slumped to their second defeat in four days, as a defiant Bournemouth team downed the Red Devils at their Vitality Stadium in fashion, while Van Gaal could only look on in despair as his attempt to launch some rookie players like Borthwick-Jackson, Varela, Pereira and Powell in top level football backfired disastrously. United had barely touched the ball when Stanislas found the net with an unusual goal, as his corner kick curled directly into De Gea’s far post on the 2nd minute, with both the latter and Martial left beaten. United tried a quick response with Fellaini then McNair on the rebound after Boruc saved the initial effort, while Martial side footed a chance wide. United however eventually got levelled, with Carrick’s long cross met by Memphis, whose initial effort was kept out by Boruc, but Fellaini was quick on the rebound, but had to go scrambling in on his knees to eventually finish off with a goal on the 24th minute. However Bournemouth threatened again and De Gea had to be on hand to keep them at bay.

The second half saw Bournemouth continue with their good run, and they were in-front again on the 54th minute, as ex-Red Devil Joshua King struck to capitalize on some very poor defensive marking by the Red Devils’ mix-and-match backline. While Van Gaal yet again tried to tweak his line-up, Murray came close twice at the other end, but wasted them as the Cherries tried to seal the win with a third goal. Eventually they went on to win the game, while United never looked close of getting back in the match, let alone grab even a draw. It now looks like sending the Red Devils to Europa League is a humiliation to this competition, based on the new low note which they have hit.

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