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Just a quick reminder that Man United didn’t manage to score from this

You'd have put your house on Marcus Rashford scoring. You'd now be homeless

Marcus Rashford was six-yards out. Seven, if you’re being pedantic.

Asmir Begovic wasn’t in the picture, having scrambled across his goal in an attempt to keep Ashley Young’s free-kick out.

The scores were tied at 1-1, but you’d have put your house on Rashford making it 2-1.

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Well, you’d now be homeless.

Somehow Rashford didn’t manage to find the back of the net. Miss of the Season? More like Save of the Season.

Nathan Ake, take a bow.

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The former Chelsea defender took a Rashford shot straight to the privates in a brave attempt to keep the scores level.

Rashford, who had only been on the pitch for seven minutes, couldn’t believe his luck, or lack of.

Ake’s block left Juan Mata standing aghast with his head on his hands in the United dugout, while Jose Mourinho fumed to Michael Carrick.

It was just another example of the exceptional defender Ake has become since leaving Chelsea on a permanent basis.

Throughout the afternoon he was dominant in the air, despite standing at 5ft 11in, and composed in possession, with BT Sport naming the 23-year-old the man of the match.

Unfortunately it was all in vain as Rashford bundled home the winner in injury time.

The Dutchman joined Chelsea as a 16-year-old but was only intermittently used during his five years at Stamford Bridge.

Ake showed brief spells on loan at Reading and Watford but it’s been under the tutelage of Eddie Howe that he’s taken his game to another level.

Gravity in all its glory

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Gravity in all its glory

He played every game of Bournemouth’s Premier League campaign last season, operating at left-back and holding midfield when needed.

Speculation linking Ake with a move to United will only grow following his display against his potential future employers.

He can’t do any worse than Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay…


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