Manchester United defeated Bournemouth 3-1 in a re-arranged final premier league game of the season on Tuesday night to finish fifth on the premier league table.
The match took place two days after a bomb scare forced its hasty rearrangement and United coasted to a 3-1 victory.Error rather than terror proved to be at the heart of the issue that saw the original match abandoned, with a private security firm having left a fake bomb inside Old Trafford following a training exercise.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in the 42nd minute after a fine move from Anthony Martial who collected the ball from Borthwick Jackson, did a nice one-two with Rashford,darted into the box and his ball across the box was met by Rooney who scored his 100th premier league goal at old Trafford. The second goal came in the second half with Rooney heavily involved again, chipping a ball to the right for Antonio Valencia who nodded back for Rashford to score from ten yards.Ashley Young who came in as a second half substitute also got on the score sheet after receiving a chip from Rooney and scoring with only the keeper to beat.With the game sorted, Smalling diverted the ball into his own net from a right-sided cross.
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The three points see United usurp Southampton in fifth and secure a place in the Europa League group stage, but whether Louis van Gaal is still presiding over the team by then remains to be seen as fresh reports about Jose Mourinho were compounded by a bleak first half. Van Gaal was booed by some supporters after the final whistle as he addressed the crowd.