Manchester United’s season woes continued as they were completely humiliated by Bournemouth.
Dominic Solanke broke the deadlock in the opening five minutes with a back-end after Lewis Cook pounced on a poor save.
The Red Devils’ best chance to respond was Diogo Dalot, who fired the ball into the side netting midway through the second half.
But the visitors punished Erik ten Hag’s side a few moments later when Philip Billing headed in Marcus Tavernier’s cross from the left.
Marcos Senesi added a third in the last quarter of an hour when he rose to meet another Tavernier delivery as the Cherries cruised to their first ever win at Old Trafford.
Erik ten Haga’s side were spared further indignity as Dang Ouattara’s fourth goal in stoppage time was overruled by VAR due to a handball in play.
Manchester United player rating
GK: Andre Onana – 5/10 – Not much he could have done with the goals, in fairness. Didn’t inspire confidence with his haphazard saving technique and shanked a clearance late on, however.
RB: Diogo Dalot – 4/10 – Had far worse showings in recent months by his own dismal standards. Not actively of detriment today.
CB: Harry Maguire – 4/10 – Endured a fascinating battle with Solanke during the first half before withdrawing back into his shell in the second. Lost the run of Senesi for Bournemouth’s third goal.
CB: Luke Shaw – 3/10 – Ten Hag has actual centre-backs at his disposal. This Shaw experiment can’t last after such a woeful and self-destructive display.
LB: Sergio Reguilon – 4/10 – Brought plenty of energy and enthusiasm that United have lacked at points this season, but was without control and discipline.
CM: Scott McTominay – 3/10 – Hid from possession and didn’t provide his luxurious box-crashing as was the case against Chelsea.
CM: Sofyan Amrabat – 4/10 – Dropped between the centre-backs to start attacks and was often left patrolling the middle of the pitch alone due to the wandering McTominay and Fernandes.
RM: Antony – 4/10 – Ran down dead ends and floated in crosses which were of no threat to Bournemouth.
AM: Bruno Fernandes – 2/10 – United’s horrendous afternoon began with their captain cheaply giving up possession in their own half. Consistently pressed into errors by Bournemouth. Will be suspended for next week’s trip to Liverpool after picking up his fifth booking of the season, this time for dissent while 3-0 down.
LM: Alejandro Garnacho – 5/10 – Lively as usual but not on the same wavelength with anyone but Bournemouth’s committed and sturdy defenders, who snuffed out Garnacho’s danger before he got in front of goal.
CF: Anthony Martial – 2/10 – Another pointless performance in which he offered nothing. Sarcastically cheered off the pitch by many home fans.
SUB: Rasmus Hojlund (56′ for Martial) – 4/10
SUB: Facundo Pellistri (79′ for Antony) – 5/10
SUB: Jonny Evans (79′ for Shaw) – 5/10
SUB: Marcus Rashford (79′ for Garnacho) – 5/10