Fernandes double earns Man Utd point at Bournemouth

Bruno Fernandes rankings a penalty for Manchester United
Bruno Fernandes has scored extra targets (fifty two) than any different participant for Manchester United since his debut in February 2020

Erik ten Hag says it’s “up to the followers” whether or no longer they proceed to be affected person after Manchester United’s winless Premier League go extended to 4 video games with their method at Bournemouth.

Captain Bruno Fernandes scored both targets as United twice got here from in the serve of to disclaim the hosts, who led by Dominic Solanke’s opener sooner than Justin Kluivert gave them a deserved half of-time lead.

United, whose hopes of securing European football had been extra dented, dropped one relate to seventh following Newcastle United’s 4-0 rob over Tottenham earlier on Saturday.

On the need for persistence from supporters as Ten Hag makes an strive to flip United’s fortunes round, the supervisor suggested Sky Sports activities: “It is up to them nevertheless it’s the truth.

“At this moment with the entire complications now we appreciate, we play to our ranges. We can play very just when all people is on top make but now we appreciate to invent it for the entire ninety minutes.”

When later asked in regards to the aptitude for United to anecdote their worst Premier League enact will appreciate to mute they drop below seventh, Ten Hag talked about the query used to be “no longer foremost for this moment” sooner than walking out of his media conference.

Solanke ensured Bournemouth took reward for their clear launch with an assured enact low into the nook after getting the greater of Willy Kambwala in the 16th minute – and that step forward only served to extra inspire the home aspect.

The Cherries had been punished for their wastefulness when Fernandes levelled from Alejandro Garnacho’s minimize-serve but Kluivert restored the hosts’ relieve five minutes later, as a straightforward ball from Marcos Senesi exposed the qualified amount of space between Diogo Dalot and Kambwala.

Bournemouth will appreciate to mute had been out of stumble on sooner than the interval but, in its place, Fernandes equalised any other time midway by the second half of – this time stepping up to seriously change a penalty awarded for handball after Kobbie Mainoo’s shot deflected on to the center-broken Adam Smith.

Andoni Iraola’s aspect, who remain twelfth, thought they had been awarded a gradual penalty but, following a prolonged video assistant referee (VAR) review, Kambwala’s inferior on Christie used to be firm to appreciate taken relate commence air the sphere.

Fernandes earns point for faltering United

It is miles a damning indictment of Manchester United’s second season under Ten Hag that also, 32 video games into the campaign, onlookers remain in doubt what to search recordsdata from from the Dutchman’s aspect from recreation to recreation, and from half of to half of.

United appreciate no longer received in the Premier League since 9 March – that home victory over Everton representing their only rob in seven video games in the competition. Their final away league rob got here towards Luton Town, on 18 February.

The Pink Devils didn’t retain on to leads towards Brentford, Chelsea and Liverpool in the space of nine days final week – taking their entire quantity of parts dropped to a membership anecdote 15 in the Premier League this season and apparently ending their hopes of Champions League qualification.

However they never looked fine of setting up a lead in the gradual-afternoon solar on the south flit, with Fernandes’ two equalisers representing United’s only makes an strive heading in the true route.

The under-tension Ten Hag named the same Eleven whose second-half of revival earned a degree towards title-chasing Liverpool – but there used to be no sense of momentum here and the in most cases inviting Garnacho used to be substituted at half of-time.

Fernandes, who struck the bar with a fabulous strive sooner than the interval, used to be a rare supply of inspiration for United. The Portuguese skipper used to be considered voicing his frustration when no team-mates had been alert to his wish to play a fast free-kick as they trailed, sooner than he delivered with conventional composure from the penalty space.

On United’s captain, Ten Hag suggested BBC Sport: “Scoring twice, very inventive, it’s correct he offers a quantity of energy to the team. He is acting as a captain, bringing the energy and we are very proud of this.”

He added: “We’re all disappointed but he expresses that feeling. We’ve to rob our video games and now we appreciate dropped too many pointless parts in the previous few video games.”

Lucky to spoil out with a degree here, United’s consideration now turns to conserving their final hope of silverware alive after they face Championship aspect Coventry City in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley subsequent Sunday.

Bournemouth’s progress depart

In titillating distinction to the disarray on display from the company, the progress finished by Premier League supervisor of the month Iraola at Bournemouth is evident.

The Cherries are heading in the true route to anecdote their only Premier League season, now just five parts a ways from beating the forty six finished in 2016-17.

That is despite no longer incomes their first league rob under Spaniard Iraola until their Tenth recreation on the discontinue of October – and the membership is smartly reaping the rewards for closing affected person with the ragged Rayo Vallecano supervisor.

Bournemouth started on the front foot and no longer frequently relented – and will appreciate made extra of a series of top of the vary possibilities as they carved their opponents commence at will.

Andre Onana used to be required to disclaim Milos Kerkez at his end to submit quickly after Solanke’s opener, Luis Sinisterra shot narrowly broad and Ryan Christie twice also went end in a dominant first-half of display.

There had been also possibilities for lively hover-serve Kerkez, who seen a header hit the crossbar, whereas Kluivert didn’t beat Onana at end vary.

However, despite 20 makes an strive to the company’ eight, Smith’s anxiousness and the VAR’s resolution to overrule referee Tony Harrington’s on-enviornment penalty call in the seventh minute of stoppage time seen them plunge fast of a first league double over United following their Three-0 rob at Outmoded Trafford in December.

Manager Iraola talked about: “We didn’t recall our possibilities – we had possibilities to enact with the next outcome. All the refereeing selections had been towards us recently.

“It be no longer sinful success – I bitch about consistency. I will’t perceive the selections. I didn’t think it used to be a penalty from Adam Smith. I disagree.”

Participant of the match

ChristieRyan Christie

with an sensible of 7.27

AFC Bournemouth

  1. Squad quantity10Participant titleChristie

  2. Squad quantity25Participant titleSenesi

  3. Squad quantityThreeParticipant titleKerkez

  4. Squad quantity4Participant titleL Cook dinner

  5. Squad quantity15Participant titleA Smith

  6. Squad quantity8Participant titleFaivre

  7. Squad quantity27Participant titleZabarnyi

  8. Squad quantity26Participant titleÜnal

  9. Squad quantity37Participant titleAarons

  10. Squad quantity1Participant titleNeto

  11. Squad quantity17Participant titleSinisterra

  12. Squad quantityElevenParticipant titleOuattara

  13. Squad quantity9Participant titleSolanke

  14. Squad quantity19Participant titleKluivert

  15. Squad quantity5Participant titleKelly



Formation 4-2-Three-1

  • 1NetoBooked at 90mins
  • 15A SmithSubstituted forAaronsat 70′minutes
  • 27Zabarnyi
  • 25SenesiBooked at 33mins
  • ThreeKerkez
  • 4L Cook dinnerBooked at 86mins
  • 10ChristieBooked at 86mins
  • ElevenOuattaraSubstituted forFaivreat 70′minutes
  • 19KluivertSubstituted forÜnalat 76′minutes
  • 17SinisterraSubstituted forKellyat 39′minutes
  • 9Solanke


  • 5Kelly
  • 8Faivre
  • 14Scott
  • 23Hill
  • 26Ünal
  • 29Billing
  • 37Aarons
  • Forty twoTravers
  • 50Dacosta Gonzalez

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-Three-1

  • 24Onana
  • 20Dalot
  • fifty threeKambwala
  • 5Maguire
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 18Casemiro
  • 37MainooSubstituted forMountat 78′minutes
  • 17GarnachoSubstituted forDialloat 45′minutes
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 10Rashford
  • ElevenHøjlund


  • 1Bayindir
  • 4S Amrabat
  • 7Mount
  • 14Eriksen
  • SixteenDiallo
  • Sixty twoForson
  • 70Amass
  • Seventy fiveOgunneye
  • Eighty 4Wheatley

Tony Harrington


Are living Textual roar material

  1. Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Manchester United 2.

  2. 2nd 1/2 ends, Bournemouth 2, Manchester United 2.

  3. Nook, Bournemouth. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

  4. Attempt blocked. Enes Ünal (Bournemouth) pleasurable footed shot from commence air the sphere is blocked.

  5. VAR Probability: No Penalty Bournemouth.

  6. Heinous by Willy Kambwala (Manchester United).

  7. Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half of.

  8. Attempt overlooked. Romain Faivre (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the pleasurable aspect of the sphere misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis Cook dinner following a nook.

  9. Nook, Bournemouth. Conceded by Diogo Dalot.

  10. Nook, Bournemouth. Conceded by Casemiro.

  11. Neto (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Willy Kambwala (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half of.

  13. Heinous by Enes Ünal (Bournemouth).

  14. Heinous by Amad Diallo (Manchester United).

  15. Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half of.

  16. Attempt overlooked. Amad Diallo (Manchester United) pleasurable footed shot from the pleasurable aspect of the sphere is high and broad to the pleasurable.

  17. Lewis Cook dinner (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) has long past down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  20. Attempt overlooked. Max Aarons (Bournemouth) pleasurable footed shot from commence air the sphere misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis Cook dinner.

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