Manchester United stepped on another landmine as they fell 2-1 to Bournemouth on Saturday, just days after getting knocked out of the Champions League.
Bournemouth has despite all the injuries showed great fighting spirit and now has wins against Chelsea and Manchester United in the past two weeks. Bournemouth took the lead in the 2nd minute through Junior Stanislas. Marouane Fellaini tied the game up in the 24th minute, but in the 54th minute former United prospect Joshua King scored the winning goal.
United manager Louis van Gaal was disappointment with the performance and result.
“It is very disappointing because, in spite of the early goal, we came on very well in the match, scored an equaliser and we created more chances to score a second goal,” van Gaal told manutd.com. “We didn’t do that in the first half but we had the feeling in the players, the management and the staff that we could win this game. Then the set-play causes the second goal of Bournemouth and you cannot accept it as a player or a manager. But it has happened and then you know in, this kind of game, the club who scores the second goal is mostly the winner and they are also pressing the ball every time so it is also very difficult to come again in your game. That is how I have seen this game.”
Van Gaal also spoke about the recent poor form for his side who has now gone five games without a win.
“It is always the same, even when you win – you have to do the same things but, when you lose, then it is more difficult because every player is very disappointed,” van Gaal said. “The silence in the dressing room was big. Of course I have already spoken but it takes a long time. We have to train, we have to prepare for Norwich City and we have to beat them. That is our aim and purpose but it is, of course, more difficult when you lose two times in a row. It is a very bad moment to lose. We have to put the heads up again and believe in ourselves because that is also very important. We have to prepare for this match in the same way as we always do.”