Confirmed: Our Man of the Match against Bournemouth

Saturday 20 May 2023 18:00

Manchester United earned three vital points in our quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League on Saturday, as we saw off Bournemouth 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium.

The Reds hit the front early on through Casemiro's acrobatic opener, and could have extended our advantage in the second period, if not for some wonderful saves from Cherries goalkeeper Neto.

Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Antony all went close for United, with David De Gea also coming up clutch to help secure the three points, claiming the Premier League's Golden Glove award for the 2022/23 campaign.

But which of our Reds emerged top of our Man-of-the-Match-poll? Read on to find out...
Who was United's Man of the Match against Bournemouth?poll

Who was United's Man of the Match against Bournemouth?

Finding the net for the sixth time so far this season, match-winner Casemiro was deserving of our Man-of-the-Match accolade on the south coast.

Performing superbly across the 90 minutes - as we have come to expect from the former Real Madrid man - our no.18 found himself in the penalty area after just nine minutes and his instinctive acrobatic finish proved pivotal.

Eriksen's pinpoint pass to find him opened up the opportunity, with Casemiro leaping into the air to slam home past his compatriot, Neto.

But his contribution didn't stop there, sitting deep to break up play and anchor the side in a typically professional manner at the Vitality Stadium.

Coming in second place with 16 per cent of the vote was De Gea, after yet another shutout against the Cherries.

David was called into action numerous times across the 90 minutes and his two saves to deny both Dominic Solanke and Kieffer Moore helped the Reds on our way to another win, and his 17th Premier League clean sheet.

It's been another impressive campaign for the Spaniard, with his performance summing up the impact he has had under Erik ten Hag's tutelage. 

De Gea confirmed as Golden Glove winner


United's no.1 is now guaranteed to finish the 2022/23 season with the highest tally of clean sheets.

Claiming third place in the polling was Fernandes, who scooped nine per cent of the votes cast by supporters via and our Official App.

Our captain completed four key passes across the 90 minutes and was particularly instrumental in dictating the flow of the game from midfield.

Having twice been denied superbly by Neto, it was a shame that Bruno couldn't add to his tally of eleven strikes so far this campaign.

But having claimed a vital victory in Dorset, our no.8 will, no doubt, be more than happy to keep spirits high and the momentum flowing as we close in on the season's conclusion.

Talking Points: Bournemouth 0 United 1


We run through the key topics arising as the Reds come out on top on the south coast.

Casemiro fully deserved to be crowned our Man of the Match, though, after a superb all-action performance.

Big congratulations to our no.18!


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