The form slump continues for Manchester United. The 2-1 loss to Bournemouth leaves the Red Devils sitting in 4th place with other matches to play this round.
A host of injuries meant United was forced to field an inexperienced team against the Cherries. Despite Marouane Fellaini making it 1-1 after Junior Stanislas' opener, formed United player Josh King scored the winner in the second-half.
Manchester United Player Ratings:
David de Gea: 6 - Bad positioning for the Stanislas corner meant he saw the ball go over his head and in at the back-post. Did go some way to making amends with a few good saves after that, but not a very good game for the Spaniard.
Guillermo Varela: 5 - Was targeted by the Cherries and struggled to deal with the constant pressure. Offered little going forward and was, at times, lost defensively.
Paddy McNair: 4 - Struggled. Lost the ball on numerous occasions and could not contain King or Glenn Murray.
Daley Blind: 4 - Similar to McNair. Was guilty of gifting possession away and his slack marking at set-pieces cost the team. As the senior figure he needed to be better. Extremely poor.
Michael Carrick: 6 - One of United's best players. Showed his excellent passing range during the first-half, with some lovely balls to the left wing. Faded a little as the match went on but he battled hard in a poor team.
Jesse Lingard: 5.5 - Was taken off in the first-half after suffering a hamstring injury. Had started the game well and worked hard both offensively and defensively.
Juan Mata: 4 - Was virtually anonymous for the entire game. Playing in his favoured #10 role the Spaniard strolled around the pitch as the game passed him by. Should be the star man in the line-up but is failing to deliver.
Memphis Depay: 5 - Was one of the Red Devils' better players in the first-half. Was positive with his movement and looked to get the ball forward. Received a knock in the second and disappeared after that.
Andreas Pereira: 4.5 - Made a wild challenge which, luckily for him, didn't connect with the Bournemouth player. Struggled to impose himself on the game aside from that and showed rustiness by losing possession.
Nick Powell: N/A - Did not do enough to receive a rating after coming on for Fellaini.
Phil Jones: N/A - Replaced McNair but was only on the pitch for a few minutes.