Van der Sar, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Bournemouth stun Man United
Edwin van der Sar and Gary Lineker both tweet their thoughts as Manchester United suffer a surprise 2-1 loss to Bournemouth
Manchester United slumped to surprise 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday evening to dent their Premier League title hopes.
Bournemouth took the lead in the second minute when David De Gea was beaten direct from a corner by Junior Stanislas.
Louis van Gaal’s men equalised when Marouane Fellaini bundled in from close range in the 24th minute.
The Red Devils struggled and despite enjoying 57 per cent of the possession, they fell behind again when Josh King steered in Matt Richie’s set-piece nine minutes after half-time.
The defeat heaped yet more misery on United after the humiliation of their Champions League exit at the hands of Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils will drop into fifth place in the Premier League table if Tottenham beat Newcastle at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Bournemouth’s win inevitably prompted plenty of activity on social media after the final whistle – and here are some of our favourite post-match updates.
Memo to Van Gaal: you win nothing with kids….unless they're really good!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 12, 2015
A Man United side getting outfought and outworked by what really is a Championship team. Very, very sad to see.
— Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge) December 12, 2015
The beauty of the Premier League where dreams become a reality… Well done @afcbournemouth thoroughly deserved
— Brighty (@Mark__Bright) December 12, 2015
Love that! Saturday night feels good now
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) December 12, 2015
A manager told us all the time that hard work can beat talent if talent doesn't work hard!
— Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) December 12, 2015
Even I don't like seeing Manchester United play such turgid football.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 12, 2015
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) December 12, 2015
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) December 12, 2015