What an embarrassment! Man Utd hit another new low
Man Utd player ratings vs Bournemouth: What an embarrassment! Anthony Martial miserable while Scott McTominay goes from hero to zero as Erik ten Hag’s side hit another new low
The abject Red Devils were torn apart by Andoni Iraola’s intense & brave side and fell to their joint-worst defeat of the season
Manchester United were ripped away by Bournemouth on Saturday, losing 3-0 at home in embarrassing fashion, just as they felt they were turning the corner.
Erik ten Hag’s side should have been fired up after a tremendously encouraging win over Chelsea last time out, but instead looked wobbly from start to finish and were outplayed by Andoni Iraola’s gutsy and lively side.
Dominic Solanke put the visitors ahead after a rapid break, before Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi scored goals in the second half. When Dango Ouattara added a fourth in added time, Bournemouth felt they were about to achieve the biggest win of the season at Old Trafford, but VAR intervened.
However, most home fans had already left Old Trafford, angry up with the astonishingly poor performance they had just witnessed.
Defense & Goalkeeper
Andre Onana (5 out of 10):
In the first few minutes, we made a rough start and risked giving away a penalty. Not directly responsible for any goals, but did little to prevent them.
Diogo Dalot (5 points):
I had a nice move with Antony that culminated with him firing into the side netting. Defensively, he’s rather ordinary.
Harry Maguire (six out of ten):
United’s finest player is back, but it’s not cause for celebration.
Luke Shaw (4 out of 10):
He was discovered at center-back, and his lack of height worked against him, as he was out-jumped by Billing for the second goal. He also lost possession of the ball throughout the buildup to that goal, and his distribution was poor.
Sergio Reguilon (5 out of 10):
Played with zeal, although his decision-making was lacking, and many of Bournemouth’s finest plays came down his right flank.
(4/10) Sofyan Amrabat:
Couldn’t handle Bournemouth’s ferocity.
4/10 Scott McTominay:
Poor ball control, frequently giving it away. I hardly ever got into decent shooting positions.
Bruno Fernandes (5 out of 10):
Continued to over-hit passes or have his balls cut out. After receiving a stupid booking for dissent, he is now suspended for the trip to Liverpool.
Antony (5 out of 10):
He was unable to build on his good performance against Chelsea and was rendered ineffective. At the very least, he worked hard.
Anthony Martial (3 out of 10):
Another poor performance as a starter to add to his previous one in Newcastle. Slow, feeble, and producing nearly nothing.
Alejandro Garnacho (5 out of 10):
Smith negated my ability to get much room down the left. He could have been affected by a knock to the face in the first half.
Subs and the Manager
Rasmus Hojlund (5 out of 10):
A marginal improvement over Martial. I received a stupid booking for requesting a yellow card for an opponent.
N/A Facundo Pellistri:
In the 79th minute, he came on.
Jonny Evans (Unknown):
In the 79th minute, he came on and looked doomed for the fourth goal, but VAR saved him.
N/A Marcus Rashford:
In the 79th minute, he came on and ran into the same problems he had all season: an inability to defeat his man.
Erik ten Hag (4 out of 10):
Why did he start Martial Arts, and why didn’t he drag him off at halftime?