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Pressure mounts on Erik ten Hag as Cherries claim stunning victory at Old Trafford

After Manchester United’s devastating 3-0 loss to Bournemouth at Old Trafford, manager Erik ten Hag is coming under increasing pressure.

Erik ten Hag’s team was aiming to improve on their 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Wednesday, but they were defeated in the second half after falling behind to a goal from Dominic Solanke in the fifth minute.

Pressure mounts on Erik ten Hag as Cherries claim stunning victory at Old Trafford

After Philip Billing, a replacement, headed the ball for Andoni Iraola’s team to take a 2-0 lead, Marcos Senesi’s header from a corner completed the score, making things much worse for Manchester United.

The home crowd vociferously jeered their team’s seventh Premier League loss of the year at the final whistle, compounding Manchester United’s dismal defensive performance with a listless offensive display that saw them manage just three efforts on goal.

With the setback, United loses more ground on the top four, while Bournemouth celebrates a historic triumph that puts them in 13th place in the Premier League table, 10 points clear of the drop zone. It is their fourth win in five games and their first ever at Old Trafford.

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How horrified Man Utd was by Bournemouth

Following their victory against Chelsea, Manchester United’s hopes of gaining momentum quickly vanished as Bournemouth took advantage of their careless attempts to play out from the back and stunned Old Trafford with the opening goal.

The inventor was Lewis Cook, who shown excellent anticipation to get to a poorly executed pass made by Bruno Fernandes before Scott McTominay. Subsequently, he outran Sofyan Amrabat and crossed for Solanke, who skillfully used the instep of his right boot to flick home his eighth Premier League goal of the year.

Despite having the majority of the ball and producing many half-chances, Manchester United’s lone real chance of the first half came from a looping header by Harry Maguire that Neto pushed over the bar.

 

They were lucky not to fall any farther behind, and at the other end, they still looked confusingly open.

 

Marcus Tavernier cut inside and shot too close to Andre Onana, giving Bournemouth the chance to double their lead. After a clumsy ball from Scott McTominay in midfield, Solanke came even closer as he smacked the post during a quick attack.

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After trailing Bournemouth by two goals at home, Bruno Fernandes and his teammates express their dissatisfaction.

After the break, Manchester United had some encouraging moments when Rasmus Hojlund replaced Anthony Martial, earning the disgrace of hearing applause for his number. However, they still struggled to score goals.

 

When Bournemouth went in for their second, Solanke came sprinting forward and fed Marcus Tavernier, whose far-post cross was hammered home by Billing. Bournemouth fought well, putting people in front of shoots, and again showed their immense threat in transition.

 

Bournemouth leads Manchester United by two goals thanks to Philip Billing.

The goal went against the flow of play, but the lackluster hosts had no chance to recover. In fact, things quickly became worse for them when Senesi headed in Tavernier’s corner for the third goal, drowning out the jubilant local fans’ applause.

 

It was a goal Bournemouth earned and they believed they had added a fourth when substitute Luis Sinisterra bundled home after another mistake from Manchester United, this time from Maguire, but VAR disallowed it for a handball.

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After Bournemouth defeated Manchester United 3-0, Marcos Senesi celebrated by wheeling away.

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After Bournemouth defeated Manchester United 3-0, Marcos Senesi celebrated by wheeling away.

By then, the stadium was starting to clear out as enraged home supporters headed for the exits, but plenty remained to boo loudly at the final whistle.

Fernandes’ petty booking added insult to injury, guaranteeing their captain would miss the Premier League match at Anfield against Liverpool the following weekend.

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