Man United vs Bournemouth final score, result, highlights as Erik ten Hag suffers another embarrassing defeat


OLD TRAFFORD, MANCHESTER β€” Manchester United were embarrassed at home as they were beaten 3-0 by Bournemouth in the Premier League on December 9.

Just three days on from a stirring home win over Chelsea, the Red Devils were once more left red-faced as their clinical visitors made the most of their chances in miserable weather in Manchester.

The Cherries’ historic win sees them join Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur as the only teams to beat United at Old Trafford by three or more in the league since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013.

Dominic Solanke gave the visitors the lead with a cute finish after just five minutes when his flick to the far corner nutmegged Harry Maguire and beat Andre Onana. There was then a mismatch at the back post in the second half when Luke Shaw was tasked with defending an aerial threat by Philip Billing. Needless to say, the six-foot-three Denmark international went on to head past Onana.

Bournemouth then rubbed salt in United’s wounds minutes later when Marcos Senesi was left unmarked from a corner. It truly was schoolboy-level defending from United, who only escaped a 4-0 defeat when a late goal was disallowed for handball.

Andoni Iraola has previously proved he is capable of beating Man United when the odds are against him. In 2012, the Basque manager served as the captain of the Athletic Bilbao squad during Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure as they eliminated Sir Alex Ferguson’s United from the Europa League. It was only a month ago that rumours hinted at a potential sacking for Iraola after a woeful run of form, but he has since gone on to turn it around with a run of five games unbeaten since being battered by Manchester City 6-1.

While it’s impossible to lose a match before kickoff, Erik ten Hag’s selection of Anthony Martial in the starting XI encouraged Bournemouth’s defenders an hour before a ball was kicked. The Frenchman’s first-half performance summed up United’s season yet he somehow came out to start the second. He only lasted 10 minutes after the break and was subsequently substituted for Rasmus Hojlund, whose search for a league goal continues.

Next up for United in the league is a trip to Anfield, a daunting place at the best of times for the Red Devils, and they will be without their captain Bruno Fernandes who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season. Before then, Bayern Munich visit Old Trafford in a match that will decide their Champions League fate.

Ten Hag takes full responsibility for defeat

United conceded yet another first-half goal and that set them back within the first five minutes. While Ten Hag is the man to prepare his players for the match, he cannot physically step onto the pitch and perform for his side and he willingly shouldered the blame for his squad’s failure. “As a group, we have to improve and get tougher, and be ready from the start. In this league, you can’t not be playing on the highest levels or you will get killed.

β€œI’ve to take responsibility for it. We are really inconsistent.

“As a squad, we are not good enough to be consistent,” he added. 

The Dutchman was also asked whether it’s possible for Anthony Martial to continue as a forward for Man United after another toothless performance from him. Ten Hag replied: “He has absolutely the ability to play, it isn’t fair after this performance to go to one player. We failed as a group altogether.”

What is Man United’s heaviest home defeat?

Manchester United’s largest-ever home defeat in history stands at a six-goal margin, a record which has only happened three times throughout the club’s past. 

The first instance dates back to 1914 when Aston Villa came away with a resounding 6-0 victory. That humbling experience then got worse a few years down the line when Newcastle took home a 7-1 win in 1927 and Huddersfield also won 6-0 in 1930. 

In more recent years, their arch-rivals Manchester City famously stunned Sir Alex Ferguson’s side 6-1 in the 2011/12 season. Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur duplicated that scoreline in 2020, however, there were no supporters to witness that result as the game happened behind closed doors due to the pandemic. 

Arguably an even more embarrassing defeat came at the hands of Liverpool when Jurgen Klopp’s side ran riot in October 2021 and won 5-0. 

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Man United vs Bournemouth final score

  Final score Goalscorers
Man United 0 β€”
Bournemouth 3 Solanke 5′, Billing 68′, Senesi 73′

Man United vs Bournemouth live updates, highlights from Premier League

FT: The referee blows his whistle for full-time and what’s left of the home support inside Old Trafford boo. 

92nd minute: United are spared by VAR as Bournemouth have a fourth ruled out. 

85th minute: To make matters worse for the home side, Fernandes is booked and will now miss the trip to Anfield next weekend. 

79th minute: A triple sub for United. Pellistri, Evans and Rashford come on for Antony, Garnacho and Shaw. 

73rd minute: GOAL! 0-3! Bournemouth are embarrassing Erik ten Hag’s side on their own patch. Senesi is unmarked and it’s another header that gets the better of Onana. Old Trafford begins to empty.

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68th minute: GOAL! 0-2! The Cherries double their lead at Old Trafford through Philip Billing. The goalscorer has only just come onto the pitch and gets himself a headed goal at the back post.

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67th minute: Dalot combines brilliantly with Antony to play a one-two pass before firing an effort into the side-netting. It’s a really poor effort from the right-back who should at a minimum have hit the target. 

60th minute: The Danish striker’s first involvement is to earn his team a free-kick but is then booked for waving an imaginary yellow card. 

55th minute: Hojlund comes on for Martial and the crowd reacts with the loudest cheer of the afternoon. 

49th minute: A huge double block to deny McTominay and then Fernandes by the Cherries! United have come out on the front foot, as they so desperately needed. 

46th minute: Bruno Fernandes kicks the second half off. 

HT: It’s been a rather lethargic performance from the hosts ever since the Cherries took the lead and Iraola’s got his team in control. 

42nd minute: Garnacho has been down for a few minutes now as he appears to be suffering with a jaw problem. 

39th minute: DENIED BY THE POST! It’s Solanke again who could have doubled his lead, he fakes a shot to beat Maguire before aiming for the far post. The Cherries striker beats Onana but cannot get the better of the woodwork. 

38th minute: Iraolai is instructing his side to take their time with set-pieces when they win them. There’s still a lot of time left…

35th minute: Bournemouth break at pace but Tavernier blasts his strike well over the bar. 

32nd minute: Antony does brilliantly to beat his man before being brought down cynically. Somehow, the referee waves play on. Ten Hag turned around in disgust. 

27th minute: Tavernier is booked for time-wasting before the half-hour mark. Embarrassing. 

24th minute: Bournemouth have the ball in the back of the net but the linesman has his flag up. It’s the goalscorer Solanke who was offside. 

22nd minute: United appear to be lacking inspiration going forward and that’s down to Bournemouth’s commitment to holding onto their lead. Andoni Iraola’s men are superbly organised at the back. 

15th minute: Tavernier is allowed to drift into United’s box and cuts onto his right before firing straight at Onana. The Cherries are looking organised at the back and dangerous in attack. 

8th minute: A chance for United to equalise as Reguilon’s deep cross is met by Maguire’s head but Neto tips it over the bar for a United corner which goes to waste. 

5th minute: GOAL! 0-1! Solanke gives Bournemouth the lead. It’s a cute little flick between the legs of Maguire and beats Onana. The Cherries take full advantage of United trying to play out from the back. 

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2nd minute: Bournemouth are denied an early penalty by VAR. Solanke beat Onana to a poor back pass by Shaw but the Cherries forward lost his balance. 

1st minute: Bournemouth kick us off.

15 mins until kickoff: It is pouring at Old Trafford. The players have just finished their warm-ups and have headed down the tunnel. Kickoff is next! 

30 mins until kickoff: Bournemouth’s Luis Sinisterra is only on the bench for the visitors this afternoon despite being involved in four goals in his last five Premier League starts. 

1 hour until kickoff: Team news is in! Anthony Martial comes in for Rasmus Hojlund and Marcus Rashford is only fit enough for the bench. 

1 hour 30 mins until kickoff: Bournemouth have won their last two away league games, with victories coming against Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.

2 hours until kickoff: Since the start of October, only Arsenal have won more Premier League points than Manchester United. Can they build on this momentum this afternoon?

Man United vs Bournemouth lineups

Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen all remain out for United. Marcus Rashford reportedly missed training on Friday due to illness and only makes the bench.

Rasmus Hojlund, who started against Chelsea, is also on the bench and Anthony Martial takes his place. 

Man United starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Onana (GK) β€” Dalot, Maguire, Shaw, Reguilon β€” Amrabat, McTominay β€” Garnacho, Fernandes, Antony β€” Martial.

Man United subs (12): Bayindir, Varane, Evans, Wan-Bissaka, Pellistri, van de Beek, Mainoo, Rashford, Hojlund.

Iraola is still missing seven first-team players from his Bournemouth squad with no changes likely on that front until the start of 2024. 

The Spanish coach has kept rotations to a minimum during their positive streak of results and he could stick with an unchanged starting team at Old Trafford.

Bournemouth starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Neto (GK) β€” Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez β€” Christie, Cook β€” Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier β€” Solanke.

Bournemouth subs (12): Travers, Mepham, Brooks, Rothwell, Ouattara, Sinisterra, Moore, Kilkenny, Billing. 

How to watch Man United vs Bournemouth: TV channel, live stream

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA β€” Peacock
Canada β€”

Fubo Canada

UK β€” β€”
Australia β€” Optus Sport
India β€” Hotstar VIP,

USA: This Premier League game is available on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is not available for live broadcast due to the Saturday 3pm embargo. BBC Radio 5Live will provide full radio commentary of the match.

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