Man Utd: Solskjaer admits team selection mistake vs Bournemouth

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That is a stark illustration of his lifeless display, but also of a dysfunctional United performance that garnered so little from their most risky players.

A mini revival saw United undefeated across four games in all competitions, but this latest defeat once again highlighted the deficiencies in both their current squad and manager's ability. He came excruciatingly close to winning the Premier League last season as they amassed 96 points, falling only a point short of champions Manchester City.

"To go to Bournemouth and to, not be bullied off the pitch, but at times played off the pitch, and with only one shot on target, it's bad", he added. Only relegated Huddersfield Town and Fulham conceded more. And if this begins to continue, the team may find themselves in a defensive dilemma which they have experienced over the last few years.

However, the star-studded side failed to down the Cherries as Joshua King's half-time volley separated the two sides.

Bournemouth came out after the break a changed side, defending in a compact block and inviting United to try to break them down.

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Fred, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira formed the midfied, with Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford leading the goal hunt.

Bournemouth are back in action next Sunday, away to Newcastle United. And he urges his Manchester United teammates to make amends in their next game in the Europa League.

Solskjaer also said that one does not get a very good feeling after losing an important match as they were hoping to grab the three points considering their form in the past three matches. With the attacking options being limited, United have to work around the movement, pace and the quality of the front three, who have the potential to create chances out nothing and could prove to be deadly on the counter.

Now playing in a more central role under another former striker in Solskjaer, Martial has said he is welcoming the pressure that comes with being the centre-forward at Manchester United, words that pleased his manager. The question is can Manchester United's creativity stand up to the test posed by Bournemouth.

Goal.com have mentioned that the 20-year-old England worldwide would cost around £80million and Man Utd are prepared to back Solskjaer financially.

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