Graeme Souness: Why Man United’s loss to Bournemouth wasn’t surprising

Graeme Souness runs rule over Manchester United's 2-1 defeat by Bournemouth

Graeme Souness says Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat by Bournemouth didn’t come as a surprise following their Champions League exit.

Louis van Gaal’s side made a dreadful start to the Premier League clash after Junior Stanislas made the breakthrough in the second minute at Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening.

They were playing a United team that lost badly, playing badly at Wolfsburg

Graeme Souness

Belgium international Marouane Fellaini managed to level before half-time with a close-range finish, but Joshua King finished off a superb set-piece routine to net a 49th-minute winner for the hosts.

The 13-time Premier League winners were eliminated from the Champions League mid-week following a dramatic 3-2 loss to Wolfsburg in Germany.

Former Liverpool captain Souness wasn’t surprised that an out-of-form United struggled against the Cherries.

“I don’t think it was a big surprise,” Souness told Sky Sports.

“They were playing a United team that lost badly, playing badly at Wolfsburg playing a team that beat Chelsea last weekend.

“Bournemouth really fancied themselves before this game. It was another lacklustre performance.”

United are in fourth place and three points behind surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City ahead of the Foxes’s game against defending champions Chelsea on Monday night.

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The Red Devils host Norwich City at Old Trafford next weekend.

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