Bournemouth 0-1 Manchester United: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction and more

Match report

Manchester United took another massive step towards securing qualification on Saturday afternoon, at the expense of Bournemouth.

Erik ten Hag’s troops marked their return to action a short time ago, making the trip to the Vitality Stadium, eyeing a 2nd Premier League victory on the spin.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what the Red Devils managed.

A solitary goal, netted inside the ten-minute mark, proved the difference upon the full-time whistle bringing a close to proceedings in Dorset.

Casemiro, meanwhile, stood as match-winner, after directing a brilliant overhead volley into the roof of the Bournemouth net:

United, from here, continued to control proceedings on the whole, albeit with David de Gea forced into two fine saves to confirm his status as the sole winner of this year’s Golden Glove.

Owing to Liverpool’s two dropped points at home to Aston Villa, Ten Hag and co. therefore require just a solitary point from their final two fixtures to clinch a top-4 berth, and a spot in next season’s Champions League.

Player ratings


Neto - 6

Illia Zabarnyi - 5

Marcos Senesi - 6

Lloyd Kelly - 6.5

Adam Smith - 5

Lewis Cook - 5

Jefferson Lerma - 6

Jaidon Anthony - 4

David Brooks - 4.5

Ryan Christie - 5.5

Dominic Solanke - 5.5

Substitutes: Kieffer Moore - 5, Dango Ouattara - 6, Matias Vina - 5.5

Manchester United

David de Gea - 7

Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 6.5

Victor Lindelof - 6.5

Raphael Varane - 5.5

Luke Shaw - 7.5

Casemiro - 8

Christian Eriksen - 7.5

Bruno Fernandes - 6

Antony - 5.5

Jadon Sancho - 6.5

Anthony Martial - 6

Substitutes: Wout Weghorst - 6, Alejandro Garnacho - 5, Fred - N/A, Scott McTominay - N/A

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