Manchester United player ratings from 2-2 draw against Bournemouth

Manchester United have now dropped 9 points in their last 4 Premier League games after being held to a disappointing 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on Saturday. 
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United - Premier League
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United - Premier League / Charlie Crowhurst/GettyImages

The Red Devils have only managed to take just one point from a possible six points from the Cherries, which left them languishing 10 points off a top-four spot. 

Andoni Iraola’s men took all three points at Old Trafford in December with a 3-0 win and could have taken another three points if the decisions went their way.

Manchester United’s woeful defensive line continues to let shots in and if it were not from Andre Onana’s heroics, Manchester United would have been blown away in their last 6 games. The Red Devils have now faced 574 shots, one of the worst in the division.  

Pouncing on a mistake made by Willy Kambwala like a predator on its prey, Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke sent the home fans in frenzy as he opens the scoring with sleek finish to the bottom left corner of the net. Solanke has now scored 17 goals this season, the best tally for a Bournemouth player.

Bruno Fernandes shrugged off the critics to restore parity for Manchester United, after firing home a left foot pile driver from close range following a cutback from Alejandro Garnacho which was flicked up by Ramus Hojlund.

Bruno Fernandes
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United - Premier League / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Justin Kluivert weaved his way inside the box to unleash a rocket which flew past Onana in goal moments later for the Cherries to regain the lead. The Cherries huffed and puffed to take the double over the Red Devils but try as they may - Onana was there in every situation to keep United in the game.

Fernandes so often is a no show for the Red Devils but in flashes showed how brilliant he can be. If a bit more luck was on his side, he would have another hattrick to his name. Deep in the second half, Bruno held his head in his hands in despair after witnessing his shot from 30 yards rattle the crossbar. Showing desire and intent, United levelled the score through the Portuguese man, who dispatched his penalty kick expertly into the bottom right after the ball brushed the shoulder of Adam Smith in the box from a shot from Kobie Mainoo.  

In stoppage time, Ryan Christie thought he had won a penalty for the Cherries after he was clipped by Kambwala. However, the call was overturned by VAR when replays showed the foul occurred inches outside the 18-yard box. 

 Here are the player ratings from the draw:

GK: Andre Onana - 8/10:

Despite conceding 2 goals, he was brilliant in goal, making 3 unbelievable saves to keep the Red Devils in the game.  

RB: Diogo Dalot - 5/10:

Extremely poor in tracking and tackling. Not one of his best games, hence Ryan Christie having a field day.

CB: Harry Maguire - 7/10:

Harry showed how good of a player he can be by making big tackles and putting his body on the line to block shots.

CB: Willy Kambwala - 5/10:

The 19-year French defender has only made 7 appearances for the Red Devils in this campaign and appeared to be one for the future. However, must shake off that slip which cause the Solanke's goal. He had his heart in his mouth after his foul on Christie was called for a penalty by referee but overturned by VAR for an infringement outside the box. 

LB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 5/10:

After giving away a late penalty to Liverpool last time out he was a bit timid against Bournemouth and as a result he did not offer much. 

CM: Casemiro - 5/10:

Another lackluster performance from the Brazilian with no real effect on the game.  

CM: Kobbie Mainoo - 6/10:

This young prodigy keeps on having great games in an extremely poor United team. He will be exemplary in years to come.  

RW: Alejandro Garnacho - 7/10:

A game where very few players sparked, the young Argentine shouldered most of the attack and provide some threat for the fans.  

AM: Bruno Fernandes - 9/10:

A game where he was not in the referee’s ears, and he concentrated on playing some football produced one of his best performances with the skipper's armband.  

LW: Marcus Rashford - 5/10:

A player with so much talent… one would wonder if he would ever be great. In a game where he was needed most, he disappeared as if he was wearing vanishing creme. He offered extraordinarily little to the game.  

ST: Rasmus Hojlund - 5/10:

Since been back from that injury after his purple patch of goals, he has failed to make an impact in all the games he has played.  


SUB: Amad Diallo (46' for Garnacho) - 5/10 

SUB: Mason Mount (78' for Mainoo) - 6/10 


Erik ten Hag - 5/10:

Still plagued with injuries not much variation and option coming off the bench and those who were introduced did not impact the game.