Last-gasp Rashford goal earns Man United win at Bournemouth

  • Last-gasp Rashford goal earns Man United win at Bournemouth

Last-gasp Rashford goal earns Man United win at Bournemouth

But after Marcus Rashford's stoppage-time victor, which gave United a 2-1 victory, Jose Mourinho's team now head into a heavyweight week in the Champions League and Premier League on the back of two straight wins. In the first half, Bournemouth were by far the best team and in the second half we were the best team by far. And I do not just look to my defenders, as a team we did not start pressing up, the work we did during the week.

"It would galvanise us knowing that we have had some big games this month and that we have gone toe to toe and picked up some big results". We can win games as we did against Newcastle or today.

United now sit second in Group H but they're five points adrift of Juventus after the Italians put-in an impressive performance to secure a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture two weeks ago with Paulo Dybala scoring the only goal of the game. Indeed, the Red Devils showed excellent character following a brisk start from Bournemouth in the first half, which took them by surprise.

Mourinho said pre-match that United can not consider themselves in the title race until they fight their way back into the top four, but his players collected a vital three points at the start of a tough week of fixtures.

Bournemouth had been on course for their sixth victory from seven, largely owing to the fine passing and movement that had consistently stretched United's defence. It doesn't matter how many minutes until the end of the game, we have the feeling of anything can happen and, even missing chances like we did in the second half, chance after chance after chance, they keep going until the end. A lot of our aspects of our play were very good, especially in that opening period.

"We were disappointed at half-time that we weren't winning and we felt that we deserved to be leading by more than one". The Toffees have come to life under new manager Marco Silva this season, and are eager to turn their good form into a position in the table that guarantees European football in the next campaign.

Meanwhile, the Manchester United attacking unit is at full strength, with Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard now fully fit.

"Sometimes we decide that the best thing for the players is to not be on the pitch, to be protected and away from the initial pressure". "Some of our attacking movement was second to none".