Manchester United poor form in the Premier League continued as they traveled to suffer a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth who also before this game had gone seven games without a win across England.
Manchester United seemed to have bounced back to winning ways after going three games without a defeat in all competition. Their best most recent result came when they defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup fourth round.
By this, much was expected from Ole’s side as they headed to Vitality Stadium against Bournemouth in launch time kickoff.
But the home side before and during the game could be described as more determined than United who despite their close to 60% of ball possession, had only four shots on target.
Former Manchester United youngster Joshua King put Bournemouth ahead when it was few seconds away from the end of first half.
King received a pass from the right flank, he beautifully controlled the ball, and played it beyond Aaron Wan-Bissaka before smashing a half acrobatic which took a deflection in between the legs of David De Gea to give Bournemouth the lead on the 45th minute.
United were the better side in terms of possession but Bournemouth were more determined, resilient and purposeful in the final-third.
Bournemouth after this win have moved to the seventh place on the Epl table with 16 points from 11 games. United sit 11th on the log with 13 points but a win for Sheffield United and West Ham later, who all have 13 points, would send them three points clear above Manchester United.
Bournemouth win today means they have ended their seven-game winless run, and have recorded their first win against Manchester United since September 2015.