Manchester United played their first game of 2023 and dealt with a Bournemouth side who came off their feet well, winning 3-0.
Casemiro gave United the lead after Christian Eriksen found him with a superb free kick.
Luke Shaw doubled the lead just after the break with an attack he started himself and was credited with finishing the match.
Marcus Rashford was credited with making it 3-0 with another ferocious strike with four minutes remaining and he advanced into United’s third to score in his sixth successive game at Old Trafford.
United could overtake Newcastle if Arsenal played the match between the two teams in London, but there it ended 0-0, which means that United remain in fourth place, but it is now a point ahead of Newcastle and one point behind Manchester City, who meet Chelsea. Thursday.
Bruno Fernandes made his 150th appearance for United and earned his 100th Premier League start, while David De Gea moved up to joint 10th in the club record for most appearances for the club as he played his 510th match for United – a suit.
united: David De Gea – Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Dalot 68), Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof (Martinez 88), Luke Shaw – Casemiro, Christian Eriksen (Fred 68) – Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek (Garnacho 45), Marcus Rashford – Anthony Martial (Elanga 68)
unused reserves: Tom Heaton, Terrell Malacia, Scott McTominay
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