Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
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Jose Mourinho: "Fundamental" Herrera was behind Man Utd comeback v Bournemouth

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But despite that miss by the England striker, whose first Premier League goal since September later redeemed him, Mourinho felt United delivered a much improved performance after the interval.

They have identified Herrera as one of those players who can help them achieve this goal, and considering he could come as cheap as £3million this January, it might not be a bad decision at all. "Against Everton we were good, but we need to be a team who performs well in the whole game". To be 1-1 in a half where it should be like five or 6-2 is really lucky, because we were really poor.

Rashford, himself, was axed from the starting line-up at the Vitality Stadium but staked his place for regular inclusion with a dramatic stoppage time victor and Ferdinand believes his all-round game marks him out as a better option than Lukaku to lead the line.

Mourinho was infuriated with a sloppy first half, saying: "It was the whole first half". I feel like people watching this game will not believe how hard we trained this week. But it wasn't until the 92nd minute that United finally grabbed a victor, through Marcus Rashford, after some dogged and resolute defending from the Cherries. We pressed higher, more intensity and intention.

"We can not give the first 25 minutes away". Just when it seemed the home side would hang on, Rashford popped up in the six-yard box to chest down Paul Pogba's cross and tuck the ball past Begovic, prompting wild celebrations among his team mates although a muted reaction from Mourinho.

"I think Juventus, we started the game a bit in awe, we were off the pace and they were on the front foot but the second half we showed we could give them a game", Smalling said. It doesn't matter how many minutes until the end of the game, we have the feeling of anything can happen and, even missing chances like we did in the second half, chance after chance after chance, they keep going until the end.

United have had their issues this season in the Premier League, although shoots of recovery are starting to appear.

"I'm trying to find a balance where we develop the team in the second and first phase of attack and we develop the talented players that we have without losing the balance". With Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson being incredibly unsafe on the attack this season, Bournemouth has the most goals scored so far this year outside of the Top 4. "I really can't understand the kind of mentality that brings me more white hair!"

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