With almost £110 Million spent. Manchester United went into the match, with a new enthusiasm, a new beginning if you will. With the arrival of big names, the likes of Mkhitariyan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pogba and Bailly, it felt nothing could stand between the devils and the much awaited 21st English top club title. Mourinho’s season opener saw him play away to Bournemouth. The club which went under a re-modelling after a poor season.
The game started rather slowly and United in the early quarters of the game played quite similar to their old ghost. And it took them almost 30 mins to get a hold of the match. It was just before the half time mark that a poor back pass by Bournemouth captain Francis saw Mata ironically give Mourinho’s United a much needed goal. And then second half goals by Rooney courtesy a miss hit by Martial and later a beautiful long distance shot saw Zlatan announcing himself to the premiership. A 80th min comeback was staged by Bournemouth thanks to a blinding finish by Smith. The match ended 3-1 with United showing the depth in their current squad. Here are the major talking points from the game.