1:30pm: Bournemouth vs Manchester United

  • Juan Mata puts visitors ahead after Simon Francis error.
  • Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic score in the second half.
  • Adam Smith pulls one back for Bournemouth.
  • Jose Mourinho takes charge of first competitive games as United boss
  • Bournemouth hand debuts to summer signings Jordon Ibe and Lewis Cook.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic opened his United account with a long-range strike. Reuters

About as routine as Manchester United and Jose Mourinho could have hoped for on the opening day as they sweep aside Bournemouth. Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic get on the scoresheet, as they overcome a Bournemouth side whose battles will be better served against their bottom half rivals.

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Into added on time at the Vitality Stadium, where there will be four minutes.


Now Wayne Rooney makes way for Memphis Depay. Daley Blind takes the armband. Less than two minutes left and Bournemouth's race looks very much run.


Bournemouth have improved since the goal but United look relatively comfortable as we enter the final five minutes. Morgan Schneiderlin replaces Anthony Martial.


Great stat on the free-scoring Swede.


Goal: Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United (Adam Smith)

Hope for Bournemouth? A quarter of the game remaining and they have a foothold as Adam Smith cuts inside in the penalty area and on his wrong side lashes the ball high into the net beyond De Dea. The clean sheet has gone, but will the three points follow?


Goal: Bournemouth 0-3 Manchester United (Zlatan Ibrahimovic)

Probably the perfect afternoon for Manchester United, and now one of their new strikers gets in on the act. Zlatan Ibrahimovic runs onto loose ball and though his shot lacks power it has all the direction required to roll past Boruc and into the corner. A first Premier League goal for the Swede on his full debut.


Goal: Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United (Wayne Rooney)

Three points look to be heading to Old Trafford as the away side double their lead. Valencia's cross from the right picks out Martial, who takes an almighty swing at the ball with his cross-shot falling nicely for Rooney, who heads back across Boruc and into the corner.


Rooney now wants a penalty are alleging he was clipped from behind by Harry Arter. There was the slightest bit of contact according to the replay, but not enough surely to give a penalty. Those appeals are waved away, and rightly so.


Clearest chance of the second half, and it comes for United. Steve Cook can't deal with the bouncing ball and Rooney muscles his way through the Bournemouth defender but Boruc denies him from close range.


Back underway at the Vitality Stadium. No changes at the break.


Half time: Bournemouth 0-1 Manchester United

The broadcasters Sky Sports allow viewers to access highlights of matches via the red button, but never has access to such interactivity been so benign. The only moment of note has come from Juan Mata, who gave Jose Mourinho his first goal and United boss as he capitalised on Simon Francis' defensive error. Otherwise, it has been a pretty dreary affair with plenty of ring-rusty performances from both sides.


Goal: Bournemouth 0-1 Manchester United (Juan Mata)

Jose Mourinho's United tenure has lift off. Early season rustyness strikes as Francis' back pass is short, Boruc comes out to meet the ball as Mata closed on, but only ended up striking his own defending an allowing the Spaniard to tap into an empty net. Awful goal for Bournemouth to concede after such a tight first half.


Ander Herrera curls a cross towards the back post but it evades the likes of Fellaini and Martial on the back post. Early days, but an inauspicious start from the visitors.


Marouane Fellaini's blond hair is illuminating an otherwise poor game so far. He gets involved in his weekly scuffle, this time with Harry Arter but the height difference ensures the handbags don't go beyond some pushing and shoving.


Harry Arter hammers over from 25 yards for Bournemouth, who have had plenty of graft but little thrust. United have looked relatively calm at the back. In all, it's been an underwhelming first half.


An effort in anger from Manchester United at last, coming at the end of the best move of the match as Valencia escaped in behind, and when he pull back to Mata found Rooney, he produced a low save from Boruc.


No shots on target in their opening quarter on the south coast. The most exciting league in the world delivers again?


Calum Wilson escapes the attention of Daley Blind and shoots goalwards, but the referee pulls it back for a foul on the Netherlands defender. Wilson beat De Gea with the eventual shot, striking the right-hand post.


First we've seen of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he flies at an Antonio Valencia cross, which Simon Francis heads clear as the Swede closed in. A clash of heads between the two leads to a break in play.


Low key start it must be said from both teams. United keeping the ball well inside the Bournemouth half. Juan Mata tries to feed Wayne Rooney but his pass is headed clear. Big season for those two players, you feel.


Half a chance for the hosts after four minutes. Daniels' deep cross is miss-controlled by Luke Shaw and Wilson almost capitalises but shovels the ball wide.