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Summary

  1. Cherries won at Chelsea last weekend
  2. Bournemouth above Chelsea in table
  3. United miss chance to go joint-top
  4. United lose Lingard to injury

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By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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I'm not sure there's anything left to say. In a week, Bournemouth have beaten Chelsea and Manchester United.

In the same week, United have gone out of the Champions League and lost to Bournemouth.

Strange times. Goodbye.

Van Gaal gone? Surely not? Not yet, anyway.

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DSSBrooks: LVG's post-match comments show a dead man walking. He doesn't have a clue on how to even start turning this round. He's gone.

'We can handle this league'

Bournemouth goalscorer Joshua King: "Not many in this team has played in the Premier League before. We know the boys can handle the league, and we believe we can do enough to stay in this league."

Two weeks ago, 80 minutes into their home game with Everton, Bournemouth were 2-0 down with games against Chelsea and Manchester United to follow.

They've taken seven point from those three games. Incredibly impressive.

'A rare error'

Louis van Gaal on if he had spoken to David De Gea about Bournemouth's first goal: "At half time I spoke about how we had to do it in the second, I don’t think there was any benefit of talking about the past. It was a rare error but David knows that better than me."

Never mind the leaders. If Tottenham beat Newcastle tomorrow, United will be out of the top four.

'Commitment is very high'

More from Louis van Gaal: "It is always very disappointing when you are at the top of the table when you lose to a club at the bottom of the table.

"We showed the character. I said that to the players because I liked the attitude. The commitment is very high and that is the most important thing."

If Leicester beat Chelsea on Monday night, Manchester United will be six points behind the Premier League leaders.

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Tim: Van Gaal just doesn't play the United way. He's using future United players who only know the United way to play his way and it just doesn't work. It's like watching a chess game gone wrong. I feel sorry for those youngsters that played tonight they can play better. Van Gaal out, class of 92 in!   

'You need some luck'

Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BBC Sport: "In the first half we got the rhythm in our game, we scored and created chances. It was 1-1. 

"I had the feeling we could win here but the second set-play they scored again and then it is very difficult to equalise because Bournemouth is fighting together and pressing always so it is difficult to create chances. 

"We tried until the end, we had chances, but then you need also some luck."

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Dave Webb: I even stood by Moyes in his bad days at @ManUtd , but LvG is bringing my team down. There is no life, no fight, no style.

'We didn't lose because of injuries'

More from Louis van Gaal: "Paddy McNair had cramp, he didn't play so much this season and with Jesse Lingard it is a second time in a short time so we will have to see.

"I have to say that Cameron Borthwick-Jackson did very well. I don't think it is because of that [injuries] we lost."

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Seth Gogo Egoeh: LVG shows no passion on the bench when we're losing. I'll be surprised if he stays on beyond this season.

Daniel Osunbor: Even Ryan Giggs will do a lot better than LVG has done. He has no excuse. He loaned better players than his current squad.

'Believe in the manager or not'

More from Louis van Gaal: "The attitude of the players I liked but that is not the only important thing. You have to perform in a certain way. I was pleased with what I saw in the first half.

On being criticised for this result: "It is always like that. It is not new it is a matter of belief. Believe in the manager or not. That is the most important thing. Last year the fans all showed their belief and that is the most important thing. For me the most important thing is the commitment of my players to perform as we have agreed and I can only tell they want to do that."

United, by the way, have won only three of their last 12 in all competitions.

'Set-plays cost us'

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "Two set-plays cost us. That is not normal for us because we give a lot of attention to organisation. They had a few variations and did it very well but still it cannot be.

"We played rather well in the first half and I had the feeling we could win in the second half but then a set play and you are behind in the score and it is very difficult to have a revival. The players had done everything but Bournemouth pressed on the ball in a fantastic way which made it difficult to get the equaliser or create chances.

"At half-time I spoke about how we had to do it in the second half. I don't talk about the past. I don't think it is of any benefit for me and the players. A rare error.

On Bournemouth's second goal: "You can never tell. You have to speak with all the players. You see that there is existing a gap. you have to sniff that and we didn't and it was a goal."

Manager reaction

More from Eddie Howe, speaking to Sky Sports: "Pace is so important in any league but even more so in the Premier League. King and Stanislas have had a huge impact, but today the three midfielders have all contributed. The big thing today was the way we played without the ball.

"We still felt it would be difficult today, we would have to surpass Chelsea to win. They still had world class players in forward positions but we had to handle them.

"The spell of games starting at Swansea then Everton, no one would have given us a chance of gaining many points, so to get the return we have has given us a huge lift."

Six years ago today, Bournemouth lost 5-0 at Morecambe. Just think about that for a moment...

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Bruce Ha: That Fellaini decision is by far the WORST substitution I have ever seen. Even subbing out De Gea would make more sense.

Kas: It's sad seeing this Utd. No fight, passion, desire and dare I say it skill. LVG has sucked life out of club. Time for change.

Manager reaction

More from Eddie Howe: "I am very proud of the players. When you play the top teams you need every aspect of your game to be good and I felt they were.

"The pleasing thing today was when we got pegged back, it didn't affect us. It helps when you have beaten a top side, you known you can do it again. This run for me started at Swansea, we have been building momentum.

"In the second half I felt we were the team who would get more goals. When the whistle went it was a nice feeling for five or 10 seconds but now my memory is on to West Brom. 

"I don't think we will have many better weeks than this one."

What a week for Bournemouth, beating Chelsea and now Man Utd. A team full of spirit, energy and ideas -- unlike #MUFC. 5 without a win now

Manager reaction

More from Eddie Howe, speaking to Sky Sports: "Everyone at the moment is contributing but the real feature today was the work ethic of the whole team. 

"We felt it would be a difficult game, we would have to surpass the Chelsea performance to win. 

"If you look at the spell of games we had I don't think anyone would have given us a hope so to get the return we have had is encouraging."

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Martin Hill: Hello Swansea, Giggsy here, where do I sign?

Job Ongaga: I think Van Gaal has come out of age too fast for a club like Man Utd....playing capital one squad on a big match

'Harry Arter was magnificent'

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe on Josh King's winning goal: "A lot of sequence of movement's enable Josh to come free. To see one of those moves come off is hugely satisfying.

On Harry Arter, who played despite his partner losing a child at birth this week: "For us it's been a brilliant week, but the preparation for this game was difficult with the news of Harry Arter and his family. I want to pay tribute to how courageous he was. I though he was magnificent."

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at Vitality Stadium: "Cherries fans, young and old, were in utter jubilation at referee Anthony Taylor's final whistle. This day will never be forgotten, though Louis van Gaal may not look forward to watching the DVD. 'Eddie, Eddie' rings around the stadium as the home supporters salute their 'Special One'."    

Player reaction

Bournemouth goalscorer Junior Stanislas, speaking to Sky Sports: "It has been unbelievable. We've worked hard for this game and you saw how hard the boys worked out there.

"It does [give us belief that we can stay up]. We have a strong group of players here. We've had injuries. The players who have come in have caused all sorts of problems."

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Ben Peterson: Not even surprised at losing to Bournemouth. In fact I predicted it in the BBC predictor! Shambles. Embarrassing

Ajaya: Fair play to Bournemouth. They are staying in Premier League this season for sure. Money cant buy passion

Andrew Morris: LVG's tactics stifle any creativity in the squad. No wonder di Maria and Chicarito are thriving away from Old Trafford.

Just a couple of things that stick out as odd in that tepid second-half performance from Manchester United. Marouane Fellaini looked as likely as any United player, yet was withdrawn for Nick Powell. When Paddy McNair got injured, he was replaced by Phil Jones, while Ashley Young remained on the bench.

More from Josh King, speaking to Sky Sports: I’ve been here for a few months so I know the character the players and manager have got. Since the start of the season we have been a bit unlucky with injuries, but that’s football.

To get a goal against my old club means a lot. It’s the first time I’ve scored from that drill, we practice it all the time and it went in today.

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Player reaction

Bournemouth goalscorer Josh King, when asked by Sky Sports if he would have seen this win coming at the start of the season, said: "Yeah I would. 

"I have been here a couple of months and have seen the character we have and the manager we have.

"The goal meant a lot to me. Coming from Manchester United and having five years there, I've moved on now but to get a goal against the old club means a lot."

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Richard, United fan in Manchester: Fully deserved win, Bournemouth had everything United didn't! Desire and tactics! 

Si in Farnborough: Any Man Utd fans tempted to make excuses or complaints about their recent injuries might pause and recall what happened to Bournemouth in the first month of their campaign, losing players to long-term knee injuries. Massive credit to Eddie Howe.   

Dave W: So another toothless display surely LVG has got to go.... Oh and guess who scored 3 today ... Chicharito, grrrr 

Bournemouth 2-1 Man Utd

Bournemouth become only the second side in the Premier League era to beat Chelsea and Manchester United in consecutive games. The Cherries go above Chelsea in the table, a point ahead of the champions. United stay fourth, three points behind leaders Manchester City and Leicester.

Bournemouth 2-1 Man Utd

The Bournemouth fans are singing themselves hoarse. Eddie Howe is bear-hugging each of his players. Louis van Gaal is down the tunnel quicker than a hiccup.

FULL-TIME

Bournemouth 2-1 Man Utd

There it is! What an unbelievable week for Bournemouth. What a dismal week for Manchester United. The Cherries have beaten Chelsea and United, Louis van Gaal's men have gone out of the Champions League and lost on the south coast. This incredible season takes another twist.

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Bournemouth 2-1 Man Utd

Not the whistle. What is the ref doing here?