Jose Mourinho: "Fundamental" Herrera was behind Man Utd comeback v Bournemouth

Sanchez starts for United but Lukaku absent

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted his team could have gone five or six goals behind before half time against Bournemouth.

"We can not give the first 25 minutes away". The fact that United played well against Everton with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in attack will have proved Mourinho right to drop Lukaku and he may face a battle to get back into the team as a regular over the next few weeks.

Mourinho was unhappy with how the first half went, branding it a "disaster", although he praised his side's spirit to make a comeback in the second 45 minutes.

Substitute Ander Herrera was excellent and almost scored, with fellow sub Rashford scoring the vital late goal from close range.

Taking on West Ham, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively, the 26-year-old faced 17 shots on target in October and produced 17 saves to join Ederson, who made just three stops, as the only other keeper to boast a 100 percent save record.

Although numerous Red Devils should be praised for showing passion and determination in their desire to turn the game around, not everybody was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we left the Vitality with all three points on Saturday.

He added that he was frustrated by the team continuing to start slowly, "I really can not understand the kind of [early-match] mentality that brings me more white hair!"

But the Portuguese manager conceded that his side were defensively very bad in the first 45 minutes of the match and had a better second half in the match.

MF Fred, 5 - Started brightly with a couple of driving runs from midfield but he should of equalised in the first half when Martial put a chance on a plate for him.

When asked why United started so poorly, Mourinho was at a loss: "I can't understand [why we started slow]". We were prepared for what Bournemouth have done in the season.

7 - With Romelu Lukaku ruled out after picking up an injury in training on Friday, Mourinho's key decision was to start Sanchez at centre-forward in place of Marcus Rashford. It's a great feeling and it's bringing us closer together.

Manchester United are set to approach Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs over using their hotel as a base before Champions League home matches, according to reports.

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