More involved after half-time, he was far better and produced the possibility for Valencia to mix within the build-as much as United’s second goal.
It’s still very early and Eric Bailly will, at some stage, possess a bad game. However if you simply didn’t know the sport at Bournemouth was his Premier League debut, you would not have suspected.
Lingard wasn’t fit to manage Bournemouth after beginning against both Everton and Manchester. But even his absence wasn’t enough to earn Mkhitaryan a start as Mourinho opted for Mata rather.
It labored well during pre-season with Valencia recording three assists against Galatasaray and something against Manchester locally Shield.
He earned a great situation why Paul Pogba should not come into the team against Southampton on Friday.
It’s something Mata has accustomed to under both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal and that he required his chance at Bournemouth by scoring the opener. It had been his best moment of the otherwise quiet first half.