Bournemouth stun struggling Man Utd

English Premier League

Manchester United endured a frustrating afternoon at the Vitality Stadium, as they went down 1-0 to AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire passed fit to line-up in defence for United, who rolled out the same eleven that did business away to Norwich City last time out.

United failed to profit from the edge of the area four minutes in after Andreas Pereira miskicked a presentable chance delivered by Daniel James from the right side.

Harry Wilson carved the home side’s first opening before the 20th minute mark following a loose ball in the area, but the end product from the former sailed next to David De Gea’s goal.

United pressed forward with increased numbers for the opener, but their front men failed to trouble the home side who defended with ten-man behind the ball.

Bournemouth hit the front on the stroke of halftime when Joshua King twisted and turned away from Lindelof to drill past De Gea.

Both sides remained unchanged following the halftime interval, with the Cherries eager to hang on to their slender advantage.

The Red Devils introduced the first change in the 68th minute, with Jesse Lingard coming on for Pereira while Callum Wilson drew De Gea to a smart save following a low shot earlier on.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struggled to get beyond their counterparts with the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Lingard failing to take flight near the final minutes.

Wilson looked to seal the points in the final 20 minutes with a low first-time drive following a cross from the right, but De Gea palmed to safety.

The Red Devils were unable to spring a come back approaching fulltime, granting the Cherries their first win in five games.

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