Harry Maguire explains what went wrong for Manchester United against Bournemouth

Harry Maguire says Manchester United paid the price for a ‘lack of quality in the final third’ during their defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend.

United fell to their fourth Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday as a solitary strike from Joshua King proved to be the decisive factor at the Vitality Stadium.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side started the game well but were punished just before half-time when a lapse of concentration at the back saw them punished by King’s sharp finishing.

After the break United struggled to ever cause any real problems for the home side, and after the game Maguire acknowledged a lack of creativity as a big issue for his side.

“Disappointed,” he told the media when asked to sum up the game.

“We conceded at an awful time at a stage where we started the game really well. The first 20 minutes we were well on top, we have got to score in that period, with numerous chances.

“The quality in the final third wasn’t good enough to create a real clear cut chance, then they came into the game at the end of the first-half and it is an awful time to concede just before half-time, it is probably the worst.

“Disappointing that we huffed and puffed in second-half, we had them pinned back coming off the back of three away games we were confident going in to the game. In the end we are really disappointed.”

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