Luke Shaw, Casemiro and Rashford on the score sheet as Ten hags Manchester United beat Afc Bournemouth 3-0 at Old Trafford. Bruno Fernandes makes his 150th appearance for the club as Red Devils look set to stretch their winning run to four matches and move just a point behind champions Manchester City
- Manchester United ran out 3-0 winners against Bournemouth on Tuesday night
- Brazilian midfielder Casemiro continued his good form with an opening goal
- Luke Shaw doubled their lead in the second half after a good team move
- Marcus Rashford wrapped up the win with a neat finish in the dying moments
- Erik ten Hag’s side moved to within one point of their local rivals Man City
We are into the New Year and, soon, the second half of the season. Victory over Bournemouth at Old Trafford saw United move level with Newcastle in the Premier League table and close to one point behind Manchester City.
If the champions fail to beat Chelsea on Thursday, victory over City here a week on Saturday will see Ten Hag’s side go above their neighbors in the pursuit of Arsenal.
The green shoots of recovery under Erik ten Hag are growing into something altogether more promising for Manchester United.Erik ten Hag is building something special at Manchester United.
MAN UTD VS BOURNEMOUTH MATCH FACTS AND RATINGSMAN UNITED (4-2-3-1): De Gea 7; Wan-Bissaka 6 (Dalot 69, 6), Lindelof 6.5 (Martinez ), Maguire 6.5, Shaw 7.5; Casemiro 8, Eriksen 7 (Fred 68, 6); Fernandes 7, Van de Beek 5.5 (Garnacho 45+2, 6.5), Rashford 6.5; Martial 5 (Elanga 69, 6). Subs: Heaton, Martinez, Malacia, Varane, McTominay.
Scorers: Casemiro 23, Shaw 49, Rashford 87
Manager: Erik ten Hag 7
BOURNEMOUTH (4-4-2): Travers 6; Smith 5 (Stacey 63, 6), Senesi 6, Kelly 5.5, Mepham 5; Anthony 5.5, Cook 6, Lerma 6.5 (Rothwell 84), Billing 6.5 (Moore 76, 6); Solanke 6, Christie 5 (Dembele 76, 6). Subs: Plain, Stephen, Lowe, Pearson, Zemura.
Booked: Billing, Smith, Stacey
Manager: Gary O’Neil 5
Referee: Michael Salisbury 7