Manchester United vs. Bournemouth: Score, Reaction from 2017 Premier League Game
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 04, 2017,
Mar 04, 2017, 20:45
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the man of the moment for Manchester United this season, has had a forgettable outing on Saturday for the first time this season against Bournemouth, at the Old Trafford.
In the subsequent fracas, Bournemouth's Andrew Surman pushed Ibrahimovic over and was sent off for this second yellow card offence.
Marcus Rojo opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when he deflected Antonio Valencia's shot into the net to put his side ahead. I knew what battle I was going to be in for, coming here and playing against him.
But Friend missed the incident that prompted Surman's dismissal, the first of his career, when Zlatan appeared to elbow Tyrone Mings in the face as the pair competed for a corner.
Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mears, 23, landed on the United forward's head with his studs, but said afterwards the collision was "unintentional".
Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend struck in the second half as Sam Allardyce's Crystal Palace moved three points clear of danger with a 2-0 success at West Bromwich Albion.
It was all Manchester United in the second 45 minutes with a one-man advantage, and Pogba combined well with Rashford, but somehow the home side failed to secure victor.
"The referee made his decisions, I always defend that the referee is the one that has the decisions".
An incident packed first half drew to a close in controversial style when Ibrahimovic appeared to elbow Mings in an act of retribution after the Bournemouth defender stamped on the Swede's head.
"Zlatan is a big man, like I am".
But Friend did not show him a red card until around two minutes later. Ibrahimovic stepped up and but had his penalty saved by Boruc.
Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher discuss the major talking points from Manchester United's 1-1 draw with 10-man Bournemouth - and you can listen here.
He said: "Making fun of it, we stopped practising penalties because we were four or five months without a penalty".
"I comment on the football", Mourinho said.