Manchester United’s poor run continues in Premier League
It is never a dull weekend where the Premier League is concerned, with late goals, good form, bad form and relegation battles the key talking points.
Leicester City went into the weekend as the top side in the Premier League, but it wasn’t the Foxes who were the surprise package on Saturday afternoon, but rather AFC Bournemouth.
More woes for United
A second-minute Junior Stanislas goal stunned Manchester United on the south coast, before their equaliser was cancelled out by 54th-minute Joshua King strike to secure their second consecutive win, after stunning Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
However, while the Cherries were celebrating victory, Louis Van Gaal’s Red Devils are struggling and have now not won any of their last three Premier League matches, causing some concern for the United board as they sit three points behind top of the table and local rivals Manchester City after Saturday’s action.
The Red Devils had fell out of the Champions League just four days earlier and are struggling for goals in the league, heaping pressure on Van Gaal to turn their fortunes around as they prepare for the Europa league in 2016. Their next two fixtures on winnable ones on paper, but neither Norwich or Stoke are pushovers, so Van Gaal’s uphill task won’t be made easy for him.