Rashford’s late winner caps Manchester United fightback

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Marcus Rashford’s dramatic late winner capped Manchester United’s fightback.

BOURNEMOUTH (United Kingdom), November 3: Marcus Rashford’s dramatic late winner capped Manchester United’s fightback as they maintained their recent revival with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Rashford’s close-range finish came after Anthony Martial’s effort had cancelled out Callum Wilson’s early opener for Bournemouth at Dean Court.
It was United’s third victory in their last four Premier League games, extending an upturn in form that was started by the home victory over Newcastle United when Jose Mourinho’s side recovered from a two-goal deficit.
The result will strengthen Mourinho’s belief his side are on the up, although the United manager could easily have been contemplating a defeat had the home side made more of a succession of early chances.
Mourinho had expressed his confidence before this game that United’s position in the Premier League table would look very different heading into the second half of the season.
“I think by the end of December, which is the end of the first half of the Premier League, I think we are not going to be in the position we are now. We are going to be in a better position,” he said.
If the Portuguese’s prediction is to come true, United must shake off the inconsistency that has so far undermined their efforts this season.
This was a start, particularly as Bournemouth had begun the season so impressively.
Mourinho will know, however, there must be much more to come if they are to revive their challenge for a top four place.
Romelu Lukaku was a surprising absentee, with Mourinho revealing before the game the forward had not travelled to the south coast after picking up an injury the day before.
“In training yesterday, after the press conference, he felt something that needs to be studied in the next couple of days,” Mourinho said. (AFP)