Manchester United fans react to Alexis Sanchez's performance against Bournemouth

Mae Harvey
November 5, 2018

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"The first half was a disaster", said Mourinho.

United now face away games against Juventus in the Champions League and Manchester City in the Premier League and if they repeat this lacklustre performance, they are unlikely to escape with anything less than two heavy defeats.

"The team looked like we don't work tactically during the week which is obviously the worst feeling for me because we work so much and I expect my team to be really good and I feel really frustrated with that", Mourinho said.

On this occasion, United went 1-0 down to Bournemouth in the 11th minute after we failed to get rid of the ball after a set piece, giving Callum Wilson the chance to put his side in front.

"I can't understand why we started slow".

In the end, Milner's strike proved to be hugely significant for the Reds who maintained their unbeaten start to the new Premier League season with the result. "It would galvanise us knowing that we have had some big games this month and that we have gone toe to toe and picked up some big results. We need to take the second-half performance that we had against them at home and we need to do that from the off and we'll give them a good game and get chances". The Red Devils conceded an early goal and were dominated throughout the first-hour even though Anthony Martial did manage to restore parity in the 35th minute.

"We were disappointed at half-time that we weren't winning and we felt that we deserved to be leading by more than one".

Speaking after his side's 2-1 win over Bournemouth, Jose stated: "The approach was much more defensive [last season] and with a much more defensive approach you can hide better your weaknesses".

"I can't believe we didn't score from the Young free-kick".

He added that he was frustrated by the team continuing to start slowly, "I really can not understand the kind of [early-match] mentality that brings me more white hair!" My coaches said it was the best warm-up of the season.

"I don't think he's at the point in his career where he should say he's a definite No.9 down the middle". With Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson being incredibly unsafe on the attack this season, Bournemouth has the most goals scored so far this year outside of the Top 4.

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