Players and staff from both sides clashed in the tunnel after the game when United boss Jose Mourinho began arguing with City goalkeeper Ederson regarding the visitors’ over-exuberant celebrations. Bournemouth now sits in 14th place in the Premier League, just three points clear of the relegation zone.
“With all my experience, I know the unwritten laws of football”. The Red Devils will be looking forward to bounce back by grabbing a win against Bournemouth at Old Trafford tonight.
During the Dutchman’s two-year stint as United manager from 2014, the club secured fourth and fifth-placed league finishes along with an FA Cup triumph, but Van Gaal was regularly criticised for his negative tactics.
But Mourinho has problems on the pitch too, with his side limp in the defeat against City, which left them 11 points behind Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders.
According to The Sun, Armenia worldwide Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to have a meeting with the Portuguese tactician to seek assurances about his place in the squad.
Lukaku has scored just one goal in his last nine Premier League appearances, despite attempting 22 shots in this run – converting just 4.5% of these.
Marcos Rojo is a doubt after suffering a nasty cut to his head on Sunday so Phil Jones may get a recall alongside Chris Smalling after recovering from a thigh injury. “We won a derby”, he said of a Premier League-record 14th consecutive win.
Eddie Howe said: “There will be no surrender from us”.
“My wife had sussed them out ages ago”. They are quoted at (1.06) for a win or draw.
Former Manchester United defender and captain, Gary Neville has asked Romelu Lukaku to believe that he belongs at Old Trafford.
“If we were not correct than I apologise to all of Manchester United”. With United already managing to put three or more goals past seven of their 16 opponents this year, Mourinho will fancy his chances of getting back to winning ways at Old Trafford.