Manchester United 4-1 Bournemouth: Red Devils player ratings as Paul Pogba illuminates Old Trafford

Paul Pogba continued to lead Manchester United’s stunning resurgence under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a masterclass during the 4-1 victory over Bournemouth.

The French midfielder capitalised on a moment of genius from Marcus Rashford before heading home from Ander Herrera’s wicked cross to complete his second brace in as many games.

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Paul Pogba completely bossed the game

Rashford was equally impressive and got the goal his tireless performance deserved with a clever finish from Anthony Martial’s outside-of-the-foot pass.

But while United are totally transformed in attack following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, the same defensive frailties linger, and they failed to keep a clean sheet yet again when Nathan Ake headed past David De Gea just before half-time.

And they rode their luck when Eric Bailly, who was eventually sent off, went unpunished for a high foot in the box moments before Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to round off the scoring from an offside position.

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Manchester United were dancing with delight

How did Solskjaer’s men perform individually? Scroll down for talkSPORT.com’s player ratings.

David de Gea – 6

Relatively untested, but his long wait for a clean sheet continues.

Ashley Young – 7

Provided a constant outlet on the United right and threatened offensively all evening. Booked for a silly tackle in the first-half.

Eric Bailly – 5

Spoiled a solid performance when he was shown a straight red card late on for a wild, unnecessary challenge on Ryan Fraser.

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Eric Bailly saw red late on

Victor Lindelof – 8

A much-improved display from the Swede, who kept Callum Wilson relatively quiet.

Luke Shaw – 7

Needed all of his pace to deal with the Cherries’ front line and did so expertly.

Ander Herrera – 8

Always looked to go forward and provided a sensational delivery for Pogba’s second goal.

Nemanja Matic- 7

Perhaps the most notable transformation post-Mourinho – far more inventive and positive in his passing.

Jesse Lingard – 6

Outshone by his fellow attackers, but by no means a poor display.

Paul Pogba – 9

The best player on the pitch by some distance. He is sensational when allowed to expressed himself.

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Paul Pogba was very-much ‘in the mood’

Anthony Martial – 8

Terrified the Bournemouth defence with his willingness to take players on and supplied Rashford with a clever cross for United’s third goal.

Marcus Rashford – 9

Proved he has what it takes to be the club’s first-choice centre-forward. He produced a moment of Ronaldinho-esque skill for Pogba’s opening goal and was rewarded for his non-stop movement when Martial found him in the box.

Sub – Romelu Lukaku – 7

One chance, one goal. You can’t ask for much more than that!

Sub – Phil Jones – N/A

Sub – Andreas Pereira – N/A

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