n-form Manchester United made it six successive wins across all competitions after easily brushing aside lowly Bournemouth 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
Casemiro executed a superb volley from midfield partner Christian Eriksen’s first-half free-kick to set Erik ten Hag’s side on their way to a comfortable fifth consecutive home Premier League victory without conceding to make it a perfect start to 2023.
That advantage was doubled shortly after the interval, with Luke Shaw – back on the left-hand side after impressing in an unfamiliar centre-back role in the 1-0 win over Wolves on New Year’s Eve – starting and finishing a sumptuous move after being teed up by impressive substitute Alejandro Garnacho.
Marcus Rashford was recalled to the starting lineup against Bournemouth alongside centre-backs Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and midfielder Donny van de Beek, having scored a late winner off the bench at Molineux after initially being dropped for oversleeping and arriving late for a team meeting in a disciplinary breach.
And he was among the goals again here, tapping home his seventh of the season from close range after Shaw’s searching ball had been cushioned into his path by Bruno Fernandes.