PL Collection: United's best games v Bournemouth
Bournemouth are back in the big time and we will discover when we'll face the Cherries after the fixture list is released on 16 June.
The Premier League Collection is now available to view in full on the United App and ManUtd.com, and this enables us to pick out some of the best moments from previous encounters with the south coast outfit.
Bournemouth reached the Premier League for the first time in 2015 and we will be adding to 10 previous meetings with them in the division.
The first video we've selected is from the opening day of the 2016/17 season, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his league debut with a goal.
UNITED 4 BOURNEMOUTH 1 (2018/19)
The Reds blitzed Bournemouth with three goals in the first half, before Romelu Lukaku added a fourth, to end 2018 on a real high. The late-December clash was only five minutes old when Paul Pogba benefited from some dazzling footwork by Marcus Rashford. The France international then headed home an Ander Herrera cross as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it three league wins out of three as caretaker manager. Rashford continued to shine and got in on the act by beating Asmir Begovic from a Martial centre. Nathan Ake pulled one back soon afterwards, before the half-time whistle, but Lukaku restored the three-goal lead when converting a pass by Pogba. Bailly was sent off for a foul on Ryan Fraser but the points had long been wrapped up.
UNITED 5 BOURNEMOUTH 2 (2019/20)
A game taking place in July and behind closed doors, due to the pandemic, may have lacked any atmosphere but it certainly made up for it in terms of goals and entertainment. Things even got off to a bad start for United when Junior Stanislas handed the relegation-threatened visitors a surprise lead. Mason Greenwood levelled before Rashford punished an Adam Smith handball by firing in from the penalty spot. Martial bagged a real stunner, with a terrific curling drive that dipped just under the bar, but the Cherries responded after the interval. Bailly was adjudged to have handled inches inside the area and ex-Red Joshua King took full advantage from the spot. Any hopes of a comeback were dashed when Greenwood added his second and Bruno Fernandes belted a superb free-kick past Aaron Ramsdale to supply the icing on the cake.
Manager Mourinho may have been far from happy with the performance but there was the elation of an injury-time winner for those who travelled down south to witness a victory that had not looked like arriving for much of the contest. Callum Wilson poked the home side in front and it was difficult to argue that it was not a deserved lead after the Cherries flew out of the traps. Against the run of play, Martial levelled matters, following good approach play by Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez, and United improved after the break. Young hit the woodwork via a free-kick, with Bournemouth scrambling the rebound away, as Rashford and Pogba went close to finding the net. Rashford was to come up trumps, however, in the dying seconds. Pogba stood up a cross from the left and the then-21-year-old appeared to take an age before being able to provide a finish that sparked predictably joyous scenes in the away end.
UNITED v BOURNEMOUTH: PL RECORD
Games played: 10
United wins: 7
Bournemouth wins: 2
United goals: 22
Bournemouth goals: 10
Top scorer: Marcus Rashford (4)