Bournemouth 1-2 Man Utd: Rashford snatches late winner as visitors come from behind

Bournemouth vs Manchester United

Bournemouth vs Manchester United LIVE updates from the Vitality Stadium (Image: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock*GETTY)

  • Bournemouth took the lead through Callum Wilson before Anthony Martial levelled before half-time
  • Marcus Rashford then came off the bench to fire a late winner
  • Manchester United up to 7th, below opponents Bournemouth on goal difference
  • Man Utd player ratings: See how United players fared against Bournemouth

Bournemouth 1-2 Man Utd

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Man United up to 7th, level on points with Bournemouth but behind on goal difference.

Marcus Rashford’s late goal was enough to earn United three points, a good to a tough week ahead.


Jose Mourinho’s honest verdict on BT Sport: “It was not just the start it was all the first half. At half time I thought I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League. To be 1-1 in a half when it should be 5-2 or 6-2, we were lucky.

“Defensively awful. Absolutely awful. I don’t mean just defenders, we didn’t start pressing up the work we did during the week.

“People watching this game don’t understand how hard we work to put pressure on our opponent.

“Second half we show intensity, aggression and in the end we had this goal that gave us these important points.

“It’s impossible to play worse than we did so the second had to be good for sure. As a team the team performed much better, I think I was happy with bringing Ander to the game.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: Mourinho admits it wasn’t his side’s best performance (Image: GETTY)

“Normally when you need a better result you make an attacking chance but I felt the team needed a player like Ander to give us more balance and recover the ball faster and protect Young. The team was much better and we created lots of chances.

“I was not in the warming up and saying this is the best warmup of the season, everyone focused, great intensity, the week was a good week of work so I can’t believe how badly we started.

“I love the song attack attack attack but you need to know when you lose the ball you have stability.

“We don’t have this and today it happened again against a good team. Tactically we were prepared, we were ready for 4-4-2, for 5 at the back, ready for everything… I really can’t understand the mentality that brings me more white hair.”

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: Rashford scores the winner (Image: GETTY)

Paul Scholes believes United’s slow start is becoming a problem. He told BT: “They come out with the wrong attitude. It’s a defensive attitude and they’re better attacking.

“I think as soon as they come out they never tackle, don’t get into players.”

Ander Herrera talking to BT Sport about starting slowly “We can’t give away that first 25 minutes. They were better in the first half, we were much better in the second. I want to be in a whole game team.”

Marcus Rashford has scored two 90th minute winning goals in Premier League games for Man Utd – no player has more for the club (level with Paul Scholes and Robin van Persie). Saviour. [OptaJoe]

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: Rashford celebrates the winner (Image: GETTY)

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: United celebrate their winning goal (Image: GETTY)

You have to feel for the hosts who defended well for the majority of the match but United probably deserved all three points. Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake were pivotal in keeping the Cherries level but they couldn’t hang on.


93: United have surely won it at the death! Marcus Rashford brings the ball down from Paul Pogba’s cross and lashes the ball home in a crowded penalty area.


91: Andrew Surman replaces Junior Stanislas.

90: There will be four minutes of additional time.

88: Asmir Begovic does well to deny substitute Jesse Lingard from snatching a late winner.

85: Five minutes plus stoppage time left to play, can either side find a winner?

81: David Brooks goes close again to giving the hosts the lead.

The 21-year-old’s powerful strike is parried by De Gea.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: Begovic keeps out Alexis Sanchez’s header (Image: GETTY)

77: Final sub for Man United as Jesse Lingard replaes Alexis Sanchez.

75: We are into the final 15 minutes of the match, will either side go for it? Bournemouth maybe happy with a draw.

Nathan Ake has been outstanding so far this afternoon, made some key interventions that may prove crucial come full-time.

73: Another change for the hosts as Jordon Ibe replaces the lively Ryan Fraser.

68: Sub for Bournemouth as Dan Gosling replaces Lewis Cook.

66: Ander Herrera inches away from giving United the lead. Connects beautifully with a cutback on his left foot, the balls flies just wide of the Bournemouth goal.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: Ake stops Rashford in his tracks (Image: GETTY)

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: This is how close Rashford initially came to taking the lead (Image: Premier League)

64: Wow! United so close from taking the lead. Ashley Young’s free-kick cannons off the woodwork before Nathan Ake blocked Marcus Rashford’s shot, David Brooks then cleared from Paul Pogba!

That was incredible defending, Jose Mourinho and his players cannot believe they haven’t taken the lead there.

60: Ander Herrera fires a stinging drive just wide of the post. That would have been an immediate impact from the substitute.

59: Alexis Sanchez forces Asmir Begovic into action again with a glancing header.

57: Two Substitutions for Man Utd as Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford replace Juan Mata and Fred.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: Nathan Ake enjoyed an outstanding afternoon (Image: GETTY)

55: The Bosnian goalkeeper is called into action again, saving well from Luke Shaw who raced through on goal one on one.

54: Anthony Martial goes close to latching onto a long ball but Asmir Begovic sweeps up. 

Ryan Fraser is causing Ashley Young real problems, you can sense the fear in the United defence whenever he gets the ball out of his feet.

50: Bournemouth agonisingly close to taking the lead! Superb football sees Ryan Fraser race to the byline before cutting back for David Brooks, the Welshman’s cute flick is saved by David de Gea.

46: We are back underway at the Vitality Stadium.

Some half-time Twitter reaction

‘A brilliant first half from @afcbournemouth against @ManUtd, the game is there for the taking! #BOUMUN #PremierLeague.’

‘Callum Wilson is due a call up soon surely? #TFBS #BOUMUN’

‘Looking at another 2 or 3 goals on this one I think… Going with a 2-2, with one being a pen!! #BOUMUN’

‘Team of united stature should be winning today’s match without much sweat. #BOUMUN’

What are your thoughts? Tweet us at @DExpress_Sport…

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: The ball appears to strike the hand of Alexis Sanchez in the build up (Image: BT Sport)

Anthony Martial has now scored five goals in his last five appearances, started to come alive just when his team have needed him most.

Callum Wilson’s opener saw Bournemouth get off to a flying start before Anthony Martial drew United level. Eddie Howe’s side have had their fair share of chances while Jose Mourinho’s team have grown into the game.


46: Fred makes the most of Lewis Cook pushing him out of the way for a quick free-kick. Nothing really in it, stupid from the Brazilian. 

46: Alexis Sanchez sees his shot blocked by Steve Cook.

44: Junior Stanislas squanders a free-kick from just outside the area as he hits the wall.

41: Ryan Fraser wins a corner after his shot is turned behind. Good chance for the Cherries to bring forward the likes of Steve Cook and Simon Francis.

39: Notable chance for Juan Mata who fires just wide of Asmir Begovic’s goal from a snapshot.

Bournemouth may have a reason to feel hard done by as Alexis Sanchez appears to handle he ball in the build up to the goal.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: The visitors celebrate Anthony Martial’s equaliser (Image: GETTY)

35: United are level, Alexis Sanchez collects the ball from Ashley Young and cuts the ball back for Anthony Martial who finishes well.


34: The Cherries look very dangerous on the counter-attack, Callum Wilson drives them up the pitch before winning a corner.

33: Best chance of the game for Man United. Anthony Martial cuts the ball back for Fred who’s shot is blocked by Nathan Ake. Should score.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: Jose Mourinho does not look impressed with his side’s performance (Image: BT Sport)

26: David Brooks is brought down by Luke Shaw as he looks to get on the end of Ryan Fraser’s cross. Waved away by the referee.

23: Junior Stanislas calls David de Gea into action again but it’s a routine stop for the Spaniard.

21: Steve Cook bails team mate Lewis Cook out of trouble as Anthony Martial looks to turn the defender. Good tackle.

17: Adam Smith’s whipped cross creates a moment of panic at the back for United, luckily the ball drops wide.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: Callum Wilson gives the hosts the lead (Image: GETTY)

12: Bournemouth take the lad as Stanislas cuts the ball back for Wilson who turns home.


11: Adam Smith cuts the ball back for Junior Stanislas who’s shot is blocked.

10: Adam Smith’s cross is dangerous but Callum Wilson cannot get a touch on it.

4: Golden opportunity for Ryan Fraser who takes a heavy touch before firing straight at David de Gea.

2: Alexis Sanchez takes a tumble over the advertising hoardings and luckily keeps his feet, sharing a smile with some of the home fans.

1: We are underway here on the south coast.

The players are out as the Vitality Stadium observe a minute’s silence to pay their respects for Remembrance Sunday and last weekend’s tragic helicopter crash at Leicester.

Eddie Howe wants his team to continute playing with confidence. He told BT Sport:

“We believe in ourselves and we are confident, we have to perform and what better stage to do it on.

“The Premier League is so difficult if you don’t get the first win early it’s so hard, and we really struggled last year. This year has been a lot better than last.

“We have prepared well, they are capable of making changes, and it changes their strengths, but we know they are good players and we have prepared well for it.”

David de Gea has kept just one clean sheet in United’s opening ten Premier League matches (Image: GETTY)

Mourinho seems relaxed in his pre-match press conference with BT Sport.

“Momentum is not bad. We won two matches in the Premier League and we drew the one we most deserved to win [vs Chelsea].

“It’s important, in this moment in the Premier League we need points. We are not in a position to say the match against Manchester City is more important than this one.”

Today’s match is the start of a very important week for United. They travel to Juventus on Wednesday before facing City at the Etihad in the Manchester derby on Sunday.


Jose Mourinho poses for a photo with two young fans (Image: Twitter/ManUtd)

Mourinho explains his decision to leave Lukaku out of the squad was due to an injury picked up in training.

The United boss told BT Sport: ”In training yesterday, after the press conference, he felt something that needs to be studied in the next couple of days. So Lukaku has not come and we decided to start with Alexis.”

Paul Scholes is hoping a role through the middle might see Alexis Sanchez hit form.

He told BT Sport: “He’s not performed since he’s been here. When he’s played on the left hand side he’s been disappointing.”

The big team news is as reported this morning, Romelu Lukaku has been left out the squad by Jose Mourinho.

The Belgian boasts six goals in his last three appearances against the Cherries.

Alexis Sanchez will lead the line on his return to the side.

For the hosts, Junior Stanislas starts while David Brooks starts up top with Callum Wilson.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: This is how Mourinho’s side line up (Image: Twitter/ManUtd)

Bournemouth vs Man Utd live: This is how Eddie Howe’s side line up (Image: Twitter/AFCBournemouth)

Team news confirmed

Bournemouth: Begovic; Smith, Ake, S.Cook, Francis; Stanislas, L.Cook, Lerma, Fraser; Wilson, Brooks.

Bournemouth Subs: Boric, Daniels, Surman, Gosling, Ibe, Mousset, Defoe.

Man United: De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Matic, Fred, Pogba; Mata, Alexis, Martial.

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Jones, Herrera, McTominay, Lingard, Rashford.

Team news

The official teams will be announced at 11.30 but we understand Romelu Lukaku has not travelled to the south coast.

United remain without Marouane Fellaini, Diogo Dalot and Antonio Valencia are injured and miss out.

Jesse Lingard could return to the starting line up.

Joshua King is out for Bournemouth and captain Simon Francis faces a fitness test.

Bournemouth vs Man Utd

Bournemouth vs Man Utd: Romelu Lukaku misses out today (Image: GETTY)


Hello and welcome to live coverage of Bournemouth vs Manchester United.

It should be a corker on the south coast as sixth face eighth in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe’s side have been one of the stories of the season so far and hope to move up to third with three points today.

Manchester United got back to winning ways against Everton last week and need to build on that momentum.