As it happened: United come from behind in style to move into Champions League place
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on June 30, 2020 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


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That's all for now

I've been Alec Whitaker and it's been a pleasure to bring to you all of today's action.

Stay tuned for the match report and warm down of today's match. 

16:102 years ago

Post-match analysis

This will go down as one of the games of the season. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were brilliant as they keep up their winning momentum. Greenwood and Martial were the standout performers with two well-taken goals each. However, it wasn't just individuals that impressed. 

The team itself created a plethora of goal scoring opportunities and on the day they could have won by a larger margin. 

Fernandes and Pogba dictated the play and they generally had too much going forward for Eddie Howe's struggling Bournemouth, who remain in the relegation zone. 

Defensively United looked shaky at times, giving the ball away several times in dangerous positions and that must be addressed by Solskjaer moving forward.

Howe can take the positives for the way his side responded after going into the break 3-1 down after squandering a 1-0 lead, but time is not on his side with just 5 games left to play.

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Full-time: Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Manchester United move into fourth position and extend their run to 16 matches unbeaten with a sensational performance over Bournemouth.

This will go down as a Premier League classic.

Post-match analysis on the way...

15:552 years ago

90+5' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Ramsdale saves once more,  this time denying Fred from 25 yards.
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90+1' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

James is bundled over by Gosling in a promising free-kick position.

Pogba shoots from the resulting set-piece and almost finds the top left corner, but Ramsdale acrobatically pushes the ball away.

Moments later, he denies Fernandes with his strike from distance. 

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90' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

The fourth official indicates there will be 5 minutes of added time.
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87' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Greenwood is deservedly awarded the MOTM for his two brilliant goals, courtesy of BT Sport.
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84' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

CLOSE: Fernandes plays a pin-point pass through to Ighalo, who couldn't quite scoop his effort over the onrushing Bournemouth goalkeeper.

That should have been 6!

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83' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Pogba displays his vision for a pass by finding Shaw with a delightful long ball, but Shaw was unable to poke the ball past Ramsdale, who thwarts him.
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80' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Two more substitutions from Solskjaer, as he looks to rest some of his star players.

ON: Ighalo and Mata.

OFF: Martial and Rashford.

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79' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Howe uses his fifth and final sub.



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75' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Greenwood, who is on a hat-trick is substituted for Daniel James.
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73' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Ake blocks Martial's goal-bound shot, which goes out for a corner, but nothing comes of it.
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70' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

Second half drinks break.


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67' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

TRIPLE Substitution for Bournemouth

ON: Gosling, Billing and Wilson

OFF: Solanke, Cook and Stanislas

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65' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

OFFSIDE: Rashford has the ball in the net, but VAR and the linesman on the far side rule that he was offside.

That was a matter of inches...

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64' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

I've barely had time to catch my breath.

United are really in the mood. 

This game could end any scoreline! 

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59' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

It's 5!!!!

Fernandes stands over the ball from a free-kick 20 yards from goal and curls the ball into the corner that Ramsdale was stood. 

Poor goalkeeping.

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59' Manchester United 5-2 AFC Bournemouth

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58' Manchester United 4-2 AFC Bournemouth

This game has nearly had it all! A brilliant spectacle for a Premier League game. 
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54' Manchester United 4-2 AFC Bournemouth

This is some game!

Greenwood grabs his second of the game shooting into the top right corner from just inside the box. Ramsdale got his fingertips on the ball but was unable to keep it out.

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54' Manchester United 4-2 AFC Bournemouth

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54' Manchester United 3-2 AFC Bournemouth

Whatever Eddie Howe said at half-time has had the desired effect on his team...

A frantic start to the second half. 

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51' Manchester United 3-2 AFC Bournemouth

OFFSIDE: Bournemouth have the ball in the net, but it's ruled out for offside!

What a start to this second-half!

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50' Manchester United 3-2 AFC Bournemouth

The Cherries have a goal back after VAR ruled that a penalty should be awarded for a handball on Bailly just inside the box.

Ex Red, King converts from the spot, tucking the ball past De Gea into the bottom left corner. 

It came after Danjuma, who came off the bench hit the post.

A fast start from The Cherries.

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50' Manchester United 3-2 AFC Bournemouth

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47' Manchester United 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

PENALTY: Handball on substitute Bailly. 

VAR checks...

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46' Manchester United 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

The visitors get the second half action underway at Old Trafford.

A big second half is needed from The Cherries if they are to get something from this match.

Lindelof was replaced by Bailly at the break for Solskjaer's side.

Whilst Danjuma was introduced for Brooks for the visitors. 

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14:562 years ago

Half-time: Manchester United 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

United have shown an emphatic response to going one-nil down courtesy of Stanislas' strike, which beat De Gea at his near post from a tight angle.

Greenwood drilled a left-footed shot from just inside of the box to equalise and Rashford converted from the penalty spot a couple of minutes later when Smith handled the ball in the box to put The Red Devils ahead.

Then, Martial added to their lead just before the interval with a sensational curling effort, which no keeper in the world would have saved. 

Eddie Howe's side have it ALL to do in the second half.

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45+2' Manchester United 3-1 AFC Bournemouth


Martial cuts inside and curls the ball into the top left corner with his right foot from outside the box. That was simply sensational.

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45+2' Manchester United 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

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45' Manchester United 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

The fourth official indicates there will be 3 minutes of additional time. 
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43' Manchester United 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth have shown a good response to falling behind and are playing inside of Manchester United's half without really threatening.

 Eddie Howe will have to rally his troops at the break.

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38' Manchester United 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

The turnaround is complete. Bournemouth's 1-0 lead lasted just 13 minutes.
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35' Manchester United 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

The check is complete.

Rashford converts from the spot, tucking the ball into the bottom left corner. Ramsdale went the right way but was unable to get a hand on the ball. 

That's Rashford's 20th goal of the season in all comps!
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35' Manchester United 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

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33' Manchester United 1-1 AFC Bournemouth

PENALTY: The ball hits Smith's hand in the box and referee, Mike Dean points to the spot.

VAR will check...

14:312 years ago

29’ Manchester United 1-1 AFC Bournemouth

Greenwood nets his 14th goal of the season in all competitions, drilling the ball past Ramsdale into the far corner with his left foot. He took a brilliant first touch, which provided him with the opportunity.

Fernandes provided the assist. 

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29' Manchester United 1-1 AFC Bournemouth

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28’ Manchester United 0-1 AFC Bournemouth

The hosts are patiently building up the play but are unable to find the killer pass to finish off a move.  

Bournemouth look a real threat on the counter-attack.

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23’ Manchester United 0-1 AFC Bournemouth

The ball falls to Stanislas, who blazes the ball over from distance. 

Both teams are now on the sidelines as they pause for the water break. 

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20’ Manchester United 0-1 AFC Bournemouth

United have shown a good response to going a goal down.

Rashford heads the ball down to Greenwood but Ramsdale does well to thwart the danger.

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19’ Manchester United 0-1 AFC Bournemouth

CLOSE: Rashford stands over a free-kick 25 yards from goal and curls the ball towards goal, forcing Ramsdale to tip the ball behind for a corner. 

From the resulting corner, Maguire heads over.

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16’ Manchester United 0-1 AFC Bournemouth

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth take the lead against the run of play courtesy of Stanislas, who squeezes the ball past De Gea on a very tight angle.

De Gea will feel he should be doing better with that, as he was beaten at his near post

They've got something to hold on to now!


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16’ Manchester United 0-1 AFC Bournemouth

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15’ Manchester United 0-0 AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth are camped in their own half, which is allowing United to dictate the tempo of the game. 

Solskjaer's side look like creating an opportunity every time they venture into the final third.

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10’ Manchester United 0-0 AFC Bournemouth

Pogba looks to play the ball over the top of the Bournemouth defence for Rashford, who was in space, but the pass was overcooked, which allowed Ramsdale to gather.

Moments later, Rashford plays in Fernandes, who attempts to lift the ball over the onrushing Ramsdale, but his attempt is just wide. That was the first real chance of the game.

14:072 years ago

06’ Manchester United 0-0 AFC Bournemouth

The game has settled down, United are settling into their rhythm and are currently enjoying having the lion share of possession.

Bournemouth have also made a solid start. 

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03’ Manchester United 0-0 AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth are out of the traps early digging at the Manchester United player's heels. 

The question is, will they sit back and soak up pressure, or try and take the game to United?

14:012 years ago

01' Kick-off

The match is underway with United kicking from right to left in their traditional red and white colours.

Before kick-off, both teams showed solidarity to the Black Lives Matter Campaign by taking the knee. 

13:552 years ago

5-minute warning!

The players are on their way out to the pitch, abiding by the appropriate Coronavirus guidelines.

We're almost ready to get underway at The Theatre of Dreams!

13:452 years ago

The man with the whistle

Mike Dean, who most recently oversaw Chelsea's 1-0 against Leicester in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup takes control of the game this afternoon. 

He will be assisted by Simon Bennett and Darren Cann.

Kick-off now just 15 minutes at Old Trafford.

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Solskjaer on naming an unchanged team and playing a relegation-threatened team

He said: "I've got many reasons to play them, but it's difficult to leave players out that have done so well and they've been part of the team that's been getting us up the table. 

"There are no problems in this squad and everyone played really well against Brighton.

"The quality will shine through if my players work harder than the opposition.

"Any team in danger of relegation will fight and make it really hard for us.

"We have to earn the right to win this by playing good football and working harder than them and then hopefully that will be enough."

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Howe makes 4 changes

Eddie Howe keeps the faith with King and Solanke, as they line up in a 4-4-2 formation. 

A minor hamstring injury for Cook results in Kelly moving across to centre-back with Rico occupying Kelly's left-back position.

Cook and Stanislas start ahead of Billing and Brooks.

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Solskjaer remains unchanged

 Ole Gunnar Solkskaer has opted for the same side that beat Brighton 3-0.

The reports of Fernandes & Pogba being injured yesterday were untrue...

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AFC Bournemouth Team News:

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Team News: Manchester United remain unchanged

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Starting XI's on the way shortly

Team news coming in 5 minutes!
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It's Matchday!

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13:242 years ago

Eddie Howe Pre-Match Quotes

Howe addressed the media at the Vitality Stadium, calling on the importance of his team having a positive mindset and using all of their experience to dig themselves out of the relegation zone.

“Staying together and staying positive with each other is hugely important,” he said.

“Nothing can change the past we can only change the future, the only way we’re going to do that is to stay with each other.

“A lot of outsiders will say we’re done, we’re finished. In many different aspects, we’ve been written off, but we’ve managed to overcome and against the odds we’ve come through and achieved great things, we’re going to have to call on all of those resources now.


Howe was first to admit that his team’s recent performances have not been good enough, but The Cherries boss was optimistic that they can get themselves out of trouble if his team play to their highest standard.

“One point in seven games is nowhere near what we need, but the beautiful thing about that is that it is in. the past,” he added. Although the six games we have are very difficult on paper, sometimes that can bring out the best in us.

“I’m still very much with the team and very much of the positive mindset that we can do it, but certainly we’re going to have to elevate everything to a new level from what we’ve seen in the last few games.

“Historically, if you look at our journey in the Premier League, we’ve always been able to pick up big results against big teams, and ultimately they have made the difference. We’re going to need to do that again probably on a greater scale than we ever have done before, but it is possible, and we have to believe we can do it.

“We need a good start to the game, there’s no doubt about that. We need to imprint ourselves and our strengths on the game and we need to defend with the right mindset. I’ll be urging my players to do that, and I think we’re capable of doing it.”

13:232 years ago

Solskjaer Pre-Match Quotes

Speaking to MUTV after Tuesday’s 3-0 against Brighton, which saw United extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches, Solskjaer hinted about the importance of squad rotation against Bournemouth, because of The Red Devils’ congested fixture list.

He said: “We’ve got many games coming up and we’ll keep chopping and changing and players are getting better and better – the ones who haven’t played.

“Paul (Pogba), Marcus (Rashford) they’re getting sharper, Mason (Greenwood) is improving all the time and, of course, we’ve got players that didn’t start that have had a fantastic season.”

“Phil (Jones) and Axel (Tuanzebe) will still be out for a little while. It’ll be a few weeks before Phil can start training and Axel, we won’t probably see until September. Ethan (Laird) is going to join the training group now.”


13:212 years ago

How to watch Manchester United vs Bournemouth Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: BT Sport or MUTV.

If you want to directly stream it: BT Sport App and MUTV for match highlights.

If you want to follow live on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

13:212 years ago

Bournemouth: Predicted Lineup

Ramsdale, Smith, Cook, Ake, Kelly, Brooks, Billing, Lerma, Groeneveld, King, Solanke.
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Manchester United: Predicted Lineup

De Gea, Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial.
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Bournemouth: Team News

Eddie Howe will be able to call on Jefferson Lerma, who avoided his tenth yellow card of the season in Wednesday’s match with Newcastle, passing the threshold for an automatic two-game suspension.

Unfortunately, The Cherries boss will be without Callum Wilson for the second game running, after the 28-year-old picked up his tenth booking of the season in their 1-0 defeat to Wolves.

Charlie Daniels is expected to absent with a long-term knee injury, but Joshua King – a former Red should be fit enough to feature after overcoming a niggling ankle injury and playing the full 90 minutes against Newcastle.

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Manchester United: Team News

Solskjaer substituted Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes in the last half an hour in their convincing 3-0 win against Brighton, along with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the latter stages, which could suggest the United boss had one eye on the fixture this weekend.

Angel Gomes is no longer available for selection after he turned down the opportunity of signing a new contract. According to reports in the Daily Mail, he is now eyeing a move abroad.

Under-23’s full-back Ethan Laird has been drafted into the senior squad, as planned.

Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are the only unavailable players for Solsjaer’s selection.

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Bournemouth must start picking up points soon or face being relegated.

Premiership survival is looking extremely bleak for The Cherries, who are yet to record a single point in their opening three games.

More worryingly perhaps, is Bournemouth's defensive and goal-scoring record. The Cherries have shipped 7 goals in those games and only managed to find the back of the net once, which came in their heavy 4-1 defeat to Newcastle.

Eddie Howe’s sides have only managed one draw in their last four meetings with United at Old Trafford and with Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester City still to play, you have to question where the points needed for survival are going to come from.

13:142 years ago

United must keep their winning momentum going and take the opportunity to move into a Champions League place

Manchester United have been one of the inform teams since the restart, which has put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in a promising position for a Champions League place.

The Red Devils are now two points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final top 4 spot and just three off struggling Leicester in third.

A win against Eddie Howe’s relegation-threatened Bournemouth side would see United leapfrog Chelsea ahead of their late kick-off with Watford and also mount more pressure on Champions League chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of their 17:30 kick-off with Arsenal.

13:132 years ago

Stadium and kick-off time

Manchester United vs Bournemouth will be played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. The kick-off time is scheduled at 15:00 BST.
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Welcome to Manchester United vs Bournemouth in the Premier League

Welcome to VAVEL UK’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 English Premier League match: Manchester United vs Bournemouth!

My name is Alec Whitaker and I’ll be your host for this game.

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