Manchester United ended a disappointing Premier League season on Tuesday night with a 3 – 1 home win against Bournemouth in their rescheduled game at Old Trafford to finish fifth.
To secure a top four finish, Manchester United needed to score 19 goals without conceding against Bournemouth.
Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford and substitute Ashley Young scored United’s goals, while a Chris Smalling own goal in added time denied David De Gea a share of the Premier League Golden Glove award for the most clean sheets.
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Rooney opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, his 100th Old Trafford goal, after a fine interchange of passes by United that involved Cameron Borth-wick-Jackson, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Rashford.
On 75 minutes, Rashford made it 2-0 after smashing the ball pass Adam Federici off a knock down by Antonio Valencia.
With three minutes remaining, Young connected with Rooney’s lob before sliding the ball pass Federici.
But in the third minute of added time, Smalling put the ball into his own net to end the game 3-1.
Manchester United finished the season on 66 points in fifth position in the league table and qualified for next season’s Europa League.