For the first time in the Premier League Mason Greenwood scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to hammer Bournemouth 5-2 and increase the visitors’ relegation worries.
The evening was sensational as it was the first time for Manchester United to score five goals in a Premier League game since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first match in a charge-a 5-1 win at Cardiff in December 2018.
The 5-2 win against Bournemouth also extended the Red Devils unbeaten run to 16 games stretching back to the home defeat by Burnley on January 22nd.
Bournemouth took the lead in the 16th minute when Maguire lost possession inside his own box before being nutmegged by Stanislas close to the goal line. The Bournemouth man then managed to squeeze the ball past De Gea at his near post.
This was the first time United had conceded in 500 minutes across all competitions. However, they soon roared back when Greenwood blasted in a venomous left-footed drive having been found by Fernandes.
Six minutes later, United was in the leading. Adam Smith needlessly handled the ball following Martial’s downward header. Rashford took up the penalty and struck into the bottom-right corner of the net.
The goal pushed Rashford ahead of Martial in their personal goals duel. Though, the Frenchman also moved onto 20 for the campaign in the emphatic fashion cutting in off the left flank and rifling into the top corner with a brilliant right-footed strike.
The visitors were handed a route back into the match when substitute Bailly handled in the box in a trial to control Nemanja Matic’s pass.
King converted the penalty against his old club only for Greenwood to once again deliver an emphatic response six minutes later. This time, the teenager did it with his right foot.
Fernandes, with two assists to his name, got in on the act as United scored five at The Theatre of Dreams in a Premier League game for the first time since 2011.
Greenwood’s golden finish
Solskjaer says he wants another striker. But, he will struggle to find one that can finish like the 18-year-old Greenwood.
The teenager was clinical with his left foot, then his right and has already moved onto eight Premier League goals this term.