United flattered to deceive: Solskjaer

Ross Houston
November 7, 2019

A solitary strike, courtesy of former United man Josh King on the stroke of half-time, eventually proved the difference between the sides, as Bournemouth emerged with all 3 points.

Now it is Bournemouth who are reaping the rewards.

AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has absolutely ruined Leeds United and one of their supporters on Twitter after an Elland Road supporter attempted to tease the centre-back following his 150th Premier League appearance on Saturday.

Solskjaer has now come out to acknowledge he got team selection wrong, but failed to name players he should have left out.

However, they fell to a 1-0 loss with ex-Red Devils forward King scoring the only goal of the game.

A fourth away win in 10 days for United would be Solskjaer's best run since being named permanent manager.

The Hammers defeated Man United earlier in the campaign and Rice provided a rock solid cover in front of Pellegrini's back-line and helped them keep a clean sheet. On that note, the attacking figures produced by the Red Devils at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon were really below-par, especially for a side that are aiming for a top four finish in the league and have an expensive squad.

United could hardly protest the opener as King chested down Adam Smith's cross, spun away from Aaron Wan-Bissaka and volleyed through David De Gea's legs.

Goal.com have mentioned that the 20-year-old England worldwide would cost around £80million and Man Utd are prepared to back Solskjaer financially.

"We felt we needed that win, for our own confidence and impetus into our season".

The bad conditions didn't help, but more damaging was their litany of basic errors and a failure to carve out clear openings. One tweak, though, and Bournemouth snuffed out their threat. 'They picked up the second ball quite a few times, broke and had quite a bit of space.

"I think there was a lack of movement", Cole said on BT Sport.

'Rashford and Martial are top, top players, top strikers and in really good form.

"I don't think they've got the quality and depth", the pundit added.

Just four on target over 90 minutes.

Those fans who had made the 250-mile journey south could, though. This was the flawless chance for the side to show consistency in front of goal and in terms of going on a winning run, however, they were unable to overcome Eddie Howe's men.

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