Smalling described United's first-half performance at the Vitality as their "worst" of the season.
Reading between the lines, Lukaku can be far from happy having his credentials questioned in public after being dropped to play against his former club, Everton, especially as the Toffees' fans don't exactly laud him for heading to United. "We're going to win a lot of points that way, and a lot of other teams are going to gain or lose points that way". Absolutely bad. And not just my defenders, but the team. It doesn't matter how many minutes until the end of the game, we have the feeling of anything can happen and, even missing chances like we did in the second half, chance after chance after chance, they keep going until the end.
The Cherries had come close three times inside the first 10 minutes before a corner was half-cleared to Lewis Cook.
United improved after the break, and almost took the lead when Young rattled the frame of the goal with a free-kick.
Valencia has missed the last six games while Fellaini has been out for four.
Ander Herrera had been particularly influential after being introduced as a substitute for the second half. We pressed higher, more intensity and intention.
Tuttosport (h/t Calciomercato) reports that Manchester United have joined the race for the experienced defender, who can certainly add solidity and valuable experience to their backline, should he arrive at Old Trafford. The team performed much better.
"He was the one that changed the game by giving the team balance, high-pressure, intensity and organisation that the team didn't have until then".
"I can't believe we didn't score from the Young free-kick".
Against Chelsea, United were unlucky to conceded a late goal, but generally that match was quite evenly matched and the players got to see they are not that far from the teams like Chelsea.
"I can't understand [the slow starts]".