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Bournemouth 2-1 Manchester United: 5 Talking Points

Bournemouth 2-1 Manchester United: 5 Talking Points

A meagre 11 million fans compared to the 73 million, that flock to Old Trafford for home games.

30 million pounds vs 379.5 million pounds. 

AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Manchester United. Van Gaal’s men went into this game looking for some comfort after a massively disappointing defeat to Wolfsburg in the Champions League that knocked them out of the competition at the first hurdle, but instead faced further heartbreak. It is ironic how Joshua King, a United academy graduate who was deemed not good enough for them, was the one to put them to the sword. There can be no excuses. Only one team showed up and United didn’t deserve even a point out of this game. Here are 5 talking points to take away from the encounter.

1. The injuries pile on

Manchester United have been hard done by. They went into this game with eight injured players and were without Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was serving his first of a three-game ban. United were forced to send out a massively inexperienced squad with two of the back four making their full Premier League debuts in full backs Varela and Borthwick-Jackson while Paddy McNair was forced to play at center-back alongside Daley Blind in the absence of Chris Smalling. However, Jesse Lingard made matters worse today after he pulled up short in the first half. Phil Jones came on in the last 10 minutes of the game in what might as well be the only real positive that Louis van Gaal can take away from this game. Morgan Schneiderlin may return for United’s next Premier League game and Van Gaal will be praying for the speedy recovery of captain Wayne Rooney and defender Chris Smalling. Despite the amount of money spent in the Van Gaal era so far, United’s squad depth is appalling and thus, their youth players are being forced into action.
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