King ends the rebirth of Manchester United with the winner of Bournemouth
BOURNEMOUTH (United Kingdom): United Manchester The mini revival stopped when Josh King The strike in the halftime coup earned Bournemouth a 1-0 victory in treacherous weather conditions on the south coast of England.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men had not won away from home from March until 10 days ago, but three consecutive victories on the road in Partizan Belgrade, Norwich and Chelsea to reserve a spot in the League Cup The quarterfinals in the middle of the week hinted at a turning point for the Norwegian.
Instead, the failures that have characterized his season were again evident as a lack of threat of goals and a moment of weak defense inflicted a fourth defeat of the Premier League in 11 games.
The visitors had begun to shine while both sides struggled to cope with the howl of wind and rain.
Daniel James whistled a simply wide-ranging long-range effort, while Anthony Martial watched the appeals for a criminal move away.
Bournemouth gave his decisive blow just before the break when King, who began his career in England at United after being recommended by Alex Ferguson to Solskjaer, returned to pursue his former employers.
The Norwegian acrobaticly lifted the ball past Victor Lindelof and tricked Aaron Wan-Bissaka before shooting David de Gea.
United enjoyed many possessions in the second period to try to find a route back to the game, but even with Martial back to fellow Marcus Rashford in the attack, they lacked a vanguard.
Andreas Pereira tested Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with an immersion effort from the edge of the area, but it wasn't until Solskjaer threw two teenagers at Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams in the last 10 minutes that visitors really increased the pressure.
Greenwood moved closer to a draw when he hit the post with his first touch before Scott McTominay's shot was too close to Ramsdale, who collected on the second attempt.
Bournemouth resisted for the third consecutive clean sheet and only his third victory over United in its history to advance over the Red Devils to sixth place in the Premier League table.