Manchester United got their Premier League season underway with a solid 3-1 win over AFC Bournemouth. Goals for Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, on his Premier League debut, helped United climb to the top of the table. Eric Bailly claimed the EPL Man of the Match award after another impressive performance from the Ivorian. Bournemouth faded as the second half went on, United’s superior possession tired them out and punished them for it but Adam Smith did get a consolation goal for the Cherries with a tidy finish beyond De Gea. Here are the ratings for today’s game.
Man of the Match: Eric Bailly
Goals: Juan Mata 40′, Wayne Rooney 59′, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 64′
Assists: Anthony Martial 59′, 64′
Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Fellaini, Herrera; Mata (Mkhitaryan 75′), Rooney (Memphis 89′), Martial (Schneiderlin 85′); Ibrahimovic
Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Rojo; Carrick; Rashford
Bookings: Ander Herrera 86′