Bournemouth create history at Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United falter

Bournemouth created history by humbling Manchester United with their first-ever win at Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag’s team crumbled

Bournemouth created history by beating Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United 3-0 and secured their first-ever win at Old Trafford. The Cherries secured their fourth win from five matches in the Premier League, securing 13 out of 15 points.

On the other hand, the Red Devils faced similar issues with consistency that they have dealt with throughout this season. United started with high intensity but a sloppy play from the back helped Bournemouth score in the fifth minute.

Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook intercepted a pass and dribbled away from Sofyan Amrabat to send a threatening cross. Dominic Solanke clinically finished the cross, easily beating Andre Onana for the first goal.

Bournemouth created history by humbling Manchester United with their first-ever win at Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag’s team crumbled. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Dominic Solanke of AFC Bournemouth scores their team’s first goal during the Premier League match against Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Red Devils attempted to press forward for an equalizer but failed to break down Bournemouth’s defence. The visitors managed to take their one-goal lead into halftime with frustration growing further at Old Trafford.

United made a 56th-minute substitute to bring in Rasmus Hojlund for Anthony Martial in an attempt to find the equalizer. However, a counter-attack in the 68th minute from Bournemouth ended with Philip Billing scoring the second goal for the visitors.

The Cherries wrapped up the victory with a third goal from Marcos Senesi in the 73rd minute from a corner. The Guardian reported that the first-ever win at Old Trafford is one of the greatest triumphs in Bournemouth’s history.

United left a lot of space for Bournemouth to exploit with their counter-attacks throughout the game. They have faced similar issues before Ten Hag deployed the current 4-2-4 formation which brought some positive results.

The Red Devils took 20 shots and only managed to hit three on target while dominating 69% of the possession. Bournemouth easily countered the attacks and blocked their attempts to score goals, rarely looking frantic in defending.

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United have lost 11 games in all competitions now as Ten Hag struggles to build consistency within his squad. United are currently sixth in the Premier League table but other clubs are yet to play their respective games in the current matchday.