Philip Billing of Bournemouth celebrates with team-mates Justin Kluivert and Dominic Solanke after scoring to make it 3-0 during the Premier League match between Man Utd and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on December 09, 2023
Bournemouth player Philip Billing with Justin Kluivert and Dominic Solanke.

Bournemouth ‘deserved win’ over Man Utd as Cherries extend unbeaten run

Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola believes his side were fully deserving of their win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. 

The Red Devils were coming off the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Chelsea at the same ground in midweek, but found themselves behind after just five minutes when Dominic Solanke scored.

Despite taking twice as many shots as the visitors, Erik ten Hag’s men couldn’t create any clear cut chances as goals from Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi secured the Cherries’ first away win against Man United in their history.

“It is a great result and great performance. You have to enjoy it,” Iraola told BBC Match of the Day.

“We knew we’d suffer to stop their front three because they are in a good moment but we knew we we would have chances because we are good in transitions and we’d have spaces to exploit. Everyone has performed really well. We deserved the win.

“The clean sheet was key. We have won the last two with two clean sheets. We were not defending well previously.

“We have 19 points. We need more points, we have players in a good moment. The players coming from the bench are giving us a spark of energy.”

Bournemouth are now on a run of five games without defeat in the Premier League, averaging 2.4 goals per game in that period. That leaves them ten points clear of the relegation zone after 16 games.

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