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Manchester United ease past Bournemouth to seal fifth spot in the Premier League

The game was hastily rearranged after the match on Sunday was abandoned due to a bomb scare.

By: Reuters |
May 18, 2016 10:50:19 am
Manchester United Bournemouth, Bournemouth Manchester United, United Bournemouth, Bournemouth United, Louis van Gaal, Van Gaal United, Football News, Football Ashley Young celebrates with Wayne Rooney and Jesse Lingard after scoring the third goal for Manchester United. (Source: Reuters)

Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford scored to lift Manchester United to a comfortable 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday that secured fifth place in the Premier League table.

The game was hastily rearranged after the match on Sunday was abandoned due to a bomb scare and the first half was very low key in front of a sparse Old Trafford crowd.

The one moment of quality produced a fine goal, however, just before the interval when United’s French forward Anthony Martial injected pace down the left and Rashford stepped over his cross to leave Rooney with a simple finish.

The 18-year-old Rashford provided another example of his burgeoning talent with a clinical finish, his eighth goal since making his debut in February, in the 74th minute and Ashley Young added United’s third before defender Chris Smalling’s stoppage-time own goal gave Bournemouth a consolation.

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