Mourinho: United 'very lucky' to beat Bournemouth after poor opening half

Romelu Lukaku will not feature against Bournemouth

Chelsea's hopes of re-signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth have been boosted by the news that Manchester United have their doubts about the defender. But the midfield is where the game was won as United wrestled back the control in the second half and that was all thanks to one man. In fact, it was the manager himself who described Herrera in the best possible way. 'The thing is, I was quite pleased for him because we know he's a quality player but what he done today - he stretched them and got himself into positions.

'We are showing that attitude of never giving in and you can see that coming out.

Bournemouth were all over the visitors following that goal and both Fred and Paul Pogba were guilty of fouls borne purely out of frustration and not being able to get hold of the ball, with Luke Shaw lucky to not concede a penalty.

It is really tough to add anything other than that.

Taking all of this into consideration, Ander Herrera has to start next week against Manchester City in the derby.

Reading between the lines, Lukaku can be far from happy having his credentials questioned in public after being dropped to play against his former club, Everton, especially as the Toffees' fans don't exactly laud him for heading to United.

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Wilson was denied by David De Gea and Junior Stanislas's shot deflected wide before United finally cracked after failing to deal with the resulting corner.

The Portuguese tactician has been under intense criticism since the start of the ongoing campaign, not just due to his team's poor results, but also due to the boring and inconsistent manner in which his players have functioned on the pitch.

Bournemouth is off to their best start in the Premier League ever.

"I really can't understand the kind of mentality that brings me more white hair".

And that is the worst part - it is hard to explain. Mourinho's side were fortunate to be level at half-time but after the restart, they improved the longer the game went on and should have claimed a decisive second goal after Young struck the bar with a free-kick.

His performance against Manchester United, in particular, caught attention as he was a complete livewire throughout the course of the game. He was often reacting in time to end Man United's moves and he is truly proving to be one of the leaders.

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