Jamie Redknapp not surprised by Bournemouth win against Manchester United

Joshua King of Bournemouth celebrates
Image: Joshua King of Bournemouth celebrates scoring the winner

Bournemouth were worthy 2-1 winners against Manchester United after a "brilliant" performance, says Jamie Redknapp.

Goals from Junior Stanislas and Josh King were enough to claim a famous victory against United after Marouane Fellaini pulled a goal back for the visitors. 

The result capped off a memorable week for Eddie Howe's side, who ran out 1-0 winners against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week

Sky Sports pundit Redknapp said he was not surprised their winning run continued against a weakened United and credited Howe with changing the way his side played.

"I saw them a couple of weeks ago against Southampton and they looked a bit paceless," Redknapp said on Saturday Night Football.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was in buoyant mood after his side beat Manchester United

"They didn't have any threat going in behind. Everyone wanted to come to the ball.

"What he [Howe] has done is introduce Stanislas and King and all of a sudden they look like a different side. They had Callum Wilson at the beginning of the season and his injury has changed the whole emphasis of the way they play.

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"All of a sudden they have been able to be more direct, they've worked on second balls, they've put teams under pressure and with pace up front they will cause any defenders problems.

Former United player Josh King scored the winner for Bournemouth in their 2-1 win over his old club

"So I think Howe deserves to be congratulated for that but also for the team ethic. The work rate, the desire they showed last week against Chelsea, coming back against Everton when they were 3-1 down, that was a magnificent result.

"And then today, I have to be honest and say I wasn't surprised. I fancied them before the game and they came up trumps. It was a brilliant performance."

Louis van Gaal said that two set plays cost Manchester United in their 2-1 loss at Bournemouth

The result lifted Bournemouth into 14th place, one spot above Chelsea, whose captain John Terry was in the Sky Sports studio and backed Howe to steer the Cherries clear of relegation.

"I think they've got a great chance. They set that standard last week at Stamford Bridge and they've done that again today," Terry said.

"I said to Eddie Howe last week after the game that by playing like that and with the fight amongst the group of players they have, they've got a great chance of staying up."

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