What Mourinho Said To Eddie Howe After Manchester United Beat Bournemouth

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Jose Mourinho told Eddie Howe that Bournemouth should have run away with the game after Manchester United‘s dismal start to the match.

The Red Devils were on the road this weekend, as they came up against high-flyers Bournemouth. The home side looked comfortable from the opening minute. Lindelof and Smalling found it difficult to contain Eddie Howe’s men, who looked to strike early.

And they managed to open the scoring, when former Manchester United player, Callum Wilson, popped up in the box in the 11th minute to set the tone for the Cherries. But this only served as a waking call for the Red Devils.

In-form forward Anthony Martial brought the score level in the 35th minute to give some reliefs for the Mancunian giants during the break.

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Manchester United kept up the pace in the second half, but Howe had organised his defence pretty well. However, Marcus Rashford eventually found a way, and scored the winner just minutes before full-time.

Eddie Howe and Jose Mourinho were seen having a conservation on the touchline after the match. In the post-match interview, the United gaffer revealed that Bournemouth were the better team and should have sealed the game in the first half itself.

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“I told him, ‘Should be 5-1 half-time,'” Mourinho revealed (via M.E.N). “So at least he knows I recognise they were by far the best team in the first-half.”

The Red Devils have already conceded 18 goals in just 11 fixtures, which is a clear indication that Ed Woodward needs to bring in defensive reinforcements once the transfer window opens in January.

It will be interesting to see how Mourinho prepares for the next two fixtures, as his side will be coming up against Juventus and Manchester City in the space of three days. These games could more or less set to tone for the rest of their season.