Manchester: Manchester United`s three-pronged assault mixed to devastating impact as they crushed Bournemouth 5-2 within the Premier League on Saturday (July 4, 2020) to move into the top four and stretch their unbeaten run to 16 video games in all competitions.
Mason Greenwood shone with two very good targets whereas Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and playmaker Bruno Fernandes added one every for United, who climbed into fourth place on 55 factors from 33 video games.
They are one level forward of fifth-placed Chelsea who had been internet hosting Watford within the 1900 GMT kickoff.
Bournemouth, who’ve now misplaced 17 of their final 22 league video games, stayed 19th on 27 factors and face a mountain to climb if they’re to keep away from relegation from the top flight.
Rashford, who scored his 20th purpose of the season in all competitions and the primary for the reason that league resumed on June 17 following a three-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic, was delighted.
“The lads enjoyed it today,” Rashford advised BT Sport.
“Definitely thrilling instances. It doesn`t matter who scores so long as we’re scoring and choosing up factors within the desk.
He additionally praised 18-year outdated Greenwood, who gave his markers a torrid time.
“Left foot, right foot he can finish. I don`t want to put too much emphasis on him, just let him play his football and that he is what he does,” Rashford mentioned. “It is a big bonus to have him in the squad.”
Junior Stanislas fired the guests into a 16th-minute lead however United hit again by Greenwood earlier than Rashford transformed a penalty and Martial rifled a screamer into the top nook to present the house aspect a 3-1 halftime lead.
Josh King pulled one again for the guests with a penalty shortly after the break however United got here storming again once more as Greenwood made it 4-2 with one other scientific end and Fernandes curled in a free kick on the hour.
Rashford and Bournemouth`s Dominic Solanke had efforts disallowed for marginal offside and visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale made a number of effective saves in a rip-roaring conflict at Old Trafford.
United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer additionally praised Greenwood.
“He is a fantastic goalscorer. The moment he chose the goal, they were very important moments for us,” mentioned the Norwegian.
“He is a very, very talented boy and we will nurture him and manage him as best we can. One of the positive things about the forwards is that they are good friends and keep challenging each other.”