Romelu Lukaku left out of Manchester United squad against Bournemouth

He added: "There's so many good things to come from the game".

Ake stole the show against United on Sunday with an impressive display at the back, amid rising interest from some of the Premier League's biggest clubs.

"I wouldn't say it's up", Burley said of Lukaku's United career, as noted by The Express.

Mourinho told BT Sport before the Bournemouth game: "Lukaku yesterday in training, after the press conference - so I was not lying - he felt something that needs to be studied in the next couple of days". Defensively very bad, absolutely awful, and when I say defensively I don't just look to my defenders, I look to my team as a team we didn't start pressing up.

"When we make a defensive mistake, instead of forgetting and keeping playing, it is something that triggers instability".

But while he admitted that task remains a work in progress, he believes United are showing the powers of recovery required to overcome setbacks and turn games around.

Ander Herrera was delighted with Manchester United's second-half performance in Saturday's 2-1 win at Bournemouth but conceded Jose Mourinho's men are making life hard for themselves.

Jose Mourinho got the better of yet another Premier League manager this afternoon as Eddie Howe's men were beaten at the death by a late Marcus Rashford goal.

"I said to my players (at halftime) it was impossible to play worse than we did and the second half was going to be better for sure".

Epitomised by his block in front of Marcus Rashford in the second half, the Dutch global stuck to his task well all afternoon, and couldn't quite intercept Pogba's cross to Rashford for the decisive goal of the game. Mourinho clearly has a spell over the teams managed by English coaches. I love the song, "attack, attack, attack" but you need to have stability when you lose the ball. "Some of our attacking movement was second to none". No matter how many minutes to the end of the game, we have the feeling that anything can happen.

The 21-year-old only arrived at the Vitality stadium this summer having impressed for Championship side Sheffield United, but has started ten of the Cherries' eleven league games so far this season.

"To be able to be a club like this and last as long as I have you need to have that courage and belief in your ability", Smalling said.

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