Manchester United put five past Bournemouth yesterday in a goal glut at Old Trafford.
The Reds put in an impressive attacking performance at home to blow the Cherries away.
— Premier League (@premierleague) July 5, 2020
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood were all on the scoresheet in the 5-2 home win.
Here’s what we learned from the victory.
Reds go marching on
Junior Stanislas opened the scoring yesterday as Old Trafford saw seven goals fly in. Five of them came from the home side as the Reds made a statement to their rivals.
The win meant the Reds moved up into the Champions League places temporarily as Chelsea reclaimed the fourth spot later in a 3-0 victory at home to Watford.
United are now unbeaten in the last 16 games, scoring 43 times and keeping 11 clean sheets in the process.
18, 22 and 24 years old. pic.twitter.com/X5Db880JQw
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 4, 2020
Attack Attack Attack!
United went behind but reacted brilliantly as Mason Greenwood fired in the equalizer. The first half ended 3-1 as a Marcus Rashford penalty and an Anthony Martial screamer pegged back the visitors.
Bournemouth seemed to have found a way back into the match after Eric Bailly conceded a penalty which Josh King converted at the start of the second half.
Mason Greenwood had other ideas though, as he fired home United’s fourth, this time on his opposite side.
Mason Greenwood has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season. 6 have come when we're drawing, 2 have come when we're losing and 1 has been a game-winner.
His goals have been added VALUE to our game state. pic.twitter.com/sGvkqrehXg
— UtdArena (@utdarena) July 4, 2020
Bruno Fernandes completed the rout with a beautifully executed free-kick. United might have had a sixth but Marcus Rashford was ruled to be marginally offside.
The game highlighted United’s newfound attacking power and their lack of hesitation to unleash it, even under pressure.
Hole in The Fence
United’s impressive display of attacking was blighted slightly by conceding twice on the day.
The manner in which they conceded the goals was very poor, both from defensive errors.
The first goal came after Stanislas absolutely embarrassed Maguire with a filthy nutmeg then fired past De Gea who barely made an effort to cover his near post.
United conceded their second from the spot after Eric Bailly conceded a penalty, his first involvement in the game.
The defence has been solid during this 16-game unbeaten run. However, these lapses in concentration will be a worry for Solskjaer and will have to be rectified as quickly as possible.