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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken Manchester United and the Premier League by storm since being announced as the caretaker manager for the rest of the season. Solskjaer has become only the third person in Man Utd history to win their first three games after a short line of Sir Matt Busby and Jose Mourhino. Wins over Cardiff, Huddersfield and now Bournemouth make it nine out of nine points since arriving after Mourhino was sacked. Paul ‘No longer the virus’ Pogba opened the score-sheet in the 5th minute after Marcus Rashford gave him an assist, absolutely destroying the Bournemouth’s defense with wonderful skill. It was almost a perfect night for Pogba as he very nearly completed a hat-trick but it was just not meant to be tonight.
It was a good and entertaining display from the boys in Red tonight though as United could be in a potential race for Top 4.
Now we get into my Manchester United Player Ratings as we see who stood tall and who had a bit of a rough night.
Manchester United Player Ratings.
David De Gea: 6
De Gea had very little to do tonight but was a bit frustrating not to see him keep a clean sheet, unfortunately.
Ashley Young: 7
Young was fun to watch as he kept getting forward and at one point looked like he was a CF but also did make some clumsy tackles at times, decent display on the set pieces but overall I thought he was good tonight.
Luke Shaw: 6.5
Shaw was great when it came to blocks and clearances but did have a bit of trouble when attacking forward as he didn’t put in very many crosses as he usually does, but his defensive duties were fine.
Eric Bailly: 5
I thought Bailly was fine for the most part as he covered Lindelof well but that silly and unnecessary tackle is what had him sent off, and will probably keep him out of the squad for a while now.
Victor Lindelof: 8.5
The Iceman continues his very good form and is showing why he was highly rated when arriving to Manchester, Lindelof hardly put a foot wrong and had a passing percentage of 94%, 2 interceptions and kept Wilson & King quiet throughout the game.
Paul Pogba: 9.5
Pogba had two goals and an assist against Bournemouth and was the Man Of The Match and rightly so, he was almost perfect as he almost had himself a hat-trick. Four goals and Three Assist under Ole Solskaer.
Andre Herrera: 7
Herrera had himself an Assist tonight as well and is truly underrated. He was booked for pulling a jersey when Bournemouth were on a counter. Also covered the ball well.
Nemanja Matic: 7
Another player who has improved under Ole Solskjaer, made long range passes and looked very sharp and comfortable in midfield.
Marcus Rashford: 9
Rashford has been on fire and is very exciting to watch. His Assist to Pogba was absolutely beautiful as he may have sent Ake and the other defenders to retirement and also banged himself a goal as well.
Jesse Lingard: 6
Lingard’s movement was great but made little impact against Bournemouth.
Anthony Martial: 7
Martial made a lovely cross to Rashford from his outside foot but didn’t see much of the ball.
Lukaku came back with a goal which was United’s 4th of the game. Great to seem him back amongst the goals.