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By Mike Henson

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  1. Bye for now

    David de Gea

    Right, that is all from us today.

    Check out Saj Chowdhury's report on Manchester United's third straight win here.

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola suggesting that Premier League leaders Liverpool may be the best team in the world right now.

    And finally, your prediction on how the Premier League table will look come May.

  2. 'Hard work is our foundation'

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Manchester United

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Speaking to BBC Match of the Day, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "You have to enjoy sitting and watching the boys express themselves. The work rate is second to none and the biggest compliment you can get as a manager is watching them work so hard because that is our foundation. The boys know they are playing at Man United which means they are skillful players and a Man United team should never be outworked.

    "Training sessions have been high quality, the tempo and sharpness has been really good but we will get better and we are working towards a clean sheet. Everyone just thinks I am looking for attacking football, but the foundation of any team is how well you defend, if you keep a clean sheet, you have a good chance of winning the game.

    "Eric Bailly is excited of course because he is back in the team and he wants to prove himself, but he has timed the tackle wrong and he knows it himself, so we will have to do without him for a few games."

  3. 'We won't make excuses'

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth

    Eddie Howe

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Match of the Day: "It was disappointing technically and defensively but I think we have to look at ourselves and think we could have got more from the game. We have had a difficult run of games and had some injuries, and maybe we have had a loss of confidence because of that, but we won't make excuses and we have to work hard to turn it around.

    "Ultimately, I still believe we are a good team but we are in a difficult moment so these next few games are going to be very important. We needed another goal to bring about some nerves for them but it didn’t happen. We will wait to see the extent of Nathan Ake's injury."

  4. Tales of the table

    Bournemouth are still solidly mid-table despite a rotten run of form has seen them lose eight of their last 10 games in all competitions.

    Mid table

    The top four is still eight points away for Manchester United.

    Premier League
  5. 'We were technically below our usual level'

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth

    Eddie Howe

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a tough game and a disappointing performance form us. We were technically below the level we're usually at and we got punished.

    "We have to regroup, refocus and put things right in our next few games.

    "I always believed that we could come back and we had a few moments in the first half, but the second half was a non-event from us and that's disappointing.

    "It's all about getting one result and building some momentum back. We've been on an incredibly difficult run of fixtures. We've had wins that we hoped would be the catalyst but now we need to try to get another result."

  6. 'We attacked the game'

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Manchester United

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speaking to Sky Sports: "In the first half we attacked the game with a high tempo and high energy but the response to their goal was great. We managed the game much better than against Huddersfield.

    "We are still looking for a clean sheet - you can’t switch off for one second in this league.

    "It’s a very very good performance, the crowd was enjoying it but now Newcastle, the next one, is a different kind of test.

    "Marcus Rashford has been different class since I came. His work rate is unbelievable., He chases, closes down, runs in behind and his skill for Paul’s goal was great. He’s got all the chances in the world and the potential to be a top striker.

    "Eric Bailly knows it’s a rash challenge [for his red card] but the boys are excited and want to win the ball back and sometimes you mistime challenges."

  7. 'I do not like comparisons'

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Manchester United

    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera told BBC Match of the Day: "We have won the last three games but I do not like to make comparisons. I am very thankful to Jose (Mourinho) for what he did to the club. Now we are in a different moment and we have a new manager and that is it. We are in a good moment and everyone is playing very well. Our attacking players are enjoying it and they are making it easier for the rest of the players.

    "Our manager told us on the first day, the best way to win a game when you are in the lead is to keep attacking and this is what the club has always been about. The best way to defend is to keep the ball and keep attacking.

    "When you win and score lots of goals you want to play as soon as possible and I hope we perform on Wednesday against Newcastle as we have today. We are still sixth but we should not be because of the quality we have."

  8. Clean sheets still lacking

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is just fronting up to the media. He says that his team is still searching for defensive solidity to go with their attacking intent.

    No side have kept fewer clean sheets in the Premier League this season than Manchester United who, like Fulham, have managed only two.

  9. Autograph time

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Sir Alex Ferguson signed a succession of autographs and posed for a number of pictures as he made his way out of the directors' box.

    His influence has started to expand it seems given his clear influence on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

  10. 'To finish the year like that is beautiful'

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Manchester United

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba told Sky Sports: "We needed the win and we had a great performance as well. We are coming back, and there is still a long way to go, but to finish the year like that is beautiful."

    Asked about the difference playing under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Pogba said: "We are Manchester United and we need to be at the top of the league, it is just a reaction of all of the players and everyone is enjoying themselves. It is different, we still won games with the old manager but it is just a different style of playing, we are more offensive and we are creating more chances and that is how we want to play. I always want to do more, but I want to play for the team and play simple."

  11. Post update

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    John Williams

    Former Bournemouth defender on BBC Radio Solent

    The new manager has lit Old Trafford up and the players look as if they have new batteries in. They are flying around the pitch.

    Bournemouth will lick their wounds and get ready for Watford on Tuesday.

  12. Happy times

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Sir Alex Ferguson, 77 tomorrow, shares a laugh with someone else in the posh seats as he heads for home.

    A very different look from the stony-faced ghost of glories past who watched on from on high during the Anfield defeat.

    Paul Pogba shares a hug with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before handing his shirt to a lad in the crowd and jogging off exhorting more decibels from the fans.

  13. Ole's happy

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Three Premier League wins in a row for the first time since April. Twelve goals in three games and scored four twice in eight days - the previous two four-goal performances came over a period exceeding 12 months - this has been a pretty good week for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  14. FULL-TIME

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Three out of three. Ole, Ole, Ole.

    Paul Pogba
  15. Post update

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Ryan Fraser's cross drifts tamely out of play. We are down to the last dregs of this game.

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    SMS Message: Appreciate this has been said before (a LOT), but with a decent centre back United would be a different team. Certainly could have a real crack at the second half of this season with the right addition to partner the increasingly assured Lindelof. from Sam J, Oxford
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  17. Post update

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth breaking at pace and with numbers, but David de Gea claims Ryan Fraser's deflected cross to prevent the corner and eat up a few more seconds.

  18. Post update

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Paul Pogba has been named as the man of the match over the Old Trafford tannoy. A popular pick.

  19. Post update

    Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

    Andrew Surman buys a ticket from 20 yards, but there is nothing in the raffle for him today.

    David de Gea dives, but pulls his arms away at the last moment, confident the Bournemouth midfielder's shot is heading wide.

    David de Gea