Manchester United loss 'tough', says Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe

Mae Harvey
November 4, 2018

Substitute Ander Herrera was excellent and almost scored, with fellow sub Rashford scoring the vital late goal from close range.

"Even in our first season when we played the big teams nobody would back us to get any points, but this is our fourth season and we have come a long way".

He told BT Sport: "We were defensively very bad". "When I say defensively, I don't just look to my defenders, I look to my team as a team".

Bournemouth dominated the first half and Eddie Howe praised his side despite the Cherries surrendering an advantage earned by Callum Wilson's 50th goal for the club.

"I don't think any player, certainly at Manchester United, will be not playing for José - I'm sure they're all working hard behind the scenes to get results".

Manchester United go to Bournemouth for Saturday's early Premier League kick off in the unthinkable position of being below the south coast minnows in the table.

United's victory, which came after they fell two goals down in the first half, followed a period of intense speculation on the future of the manager.

Mourinho is continuing to offer public support to Romelu Lukaku, who was restricted to a substitute's appearance against Everton, having failed to score for United since September 15. "I really can't understand the kind of mentality that brings me more white hair". It happened again against a good team but we were prepared for everything.

"These games are the ones we can grab by the scruff of the neck and take to Man United".

He laughed: "Well if the manager doesn't know..."

"When you are top four you can look up, see the distance, look to the fixtures, to the calendar, you can look to the situation at the moment, injuries, suspension, form and then you can feel it". In just 11 games so far, the 26-year-old has already plundered six goals as well as produced five assists, making him one of the most productive attackers in the league this term.

Both sides went in search of the go-ahead goal in the remaining stages of the half, although Fraser went closest with a good strike that produced an equally good save from De Gea.

"Manchester United changed things and made substitutions, but I was pleased with my players attitudes to the game and they gave everything to the match".

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