Manchester United 4-1 Bournemouth: Red Devils player ratings as Paul Pogba illuminates Old Trafford


Manchester United 4-1 Bournemouth: Red Devils player ratings as Paul Pogba illuminates Old Trafford

Paul Pogba continued to lead Manchester United’s stunning resurgence under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a masterclass during the 4-1 victory over Bournemouth.

The French midfielder capitalised on a moment of genius from Marcus Rashford before heading home from Ander Herrera’s wicked cross to complete his second brace in as many games.

Paul Pogba completely bossed the game

Rashford was equally impressive and got the goal his tireless performance deserved with a clever finish from Anthony Martial’s outside-of-the-foot pass.

But while United are totally transformed in attack following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, the same defensive frailties linger, and they failed to keep a clean sheet yet again when Nathan Ake headed past David De Gea just before half-time.

And they rode their luck when Eric Bailly, who was eventually sent off, went unpunished for a high foot in the box moments before Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to round off the scoring from an offside position.

Manchester United were dancing with delight

How did Solskjaer’s men perform individually? Scroll down for talkSPORT.com’s player ratings.

David de Gea – 6

Relatively untested, but his long wait for a clean sheet continues.

Ashley Young – 7

Provided a constant outlet on the United right and threatened offensively all evening. Booked for a silly tackle in the first-half.

Eric Bailly – 5

Spoiled a solid performance when he was shown a straight red card late on for a wild, unnecessary challenge on Ryan Fraser.

Eric Bailly saw red late on

Victor Lindelof – 8

A much-improved display from the Swede, who kept Callum Wilson relatively quiet.

Luke Shaw – 7

Needed all of his pace to deal with the Cherries’ front line and did so expertly.

Ander Herrera – 8

Always looked to go forward and provided a sensational delivery for Pogba’s second goal.