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‘We are not consistent enough’

wanted it more,’ Fernandes said. ‘They really deserved the result. We should have performed much better.

‘We should have expected the intensity of their game but we under-performed in our levels and that’s why we don’t get the result.

‘We’re not consistent enough, obviously.

‘I think the last period we had really good results, even more in the Premier League, but that’s not enough.

‘If you want to be in the top spots, you have to do it every three days. You know that’s going to be tough.

‘Every team plays good football, every team is intense and has qualities, so you have to be more consistent in everything you do.

‘The fans are not used to this. They don’t want to be in this situation.

‘We don’t want to be in this situation either and we completely understand their frustrations.’

Bournemouth celebrated their first ever win at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Dominic Solanke, Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi.

And the margin of victory could have been even greater, as Andoni Iraola’s side also had two goals disallowed, while Solanke also hit the post.

‘To win away at Old Trafford is magnificent,’ said Solanke. who now has nine goals for the season.

‘It’s one of the best stadiums in the world and one of the best clubs in the world, so the boys are delighted to come and win.

‘It’s easy to probably get intimidated here but we kept our heads. At the moment, we feel like we can beat anyone and that showed.’

Bournemouth have now won four of their last five games, drawing the other.

For Iraola, this was up there with his victory over United at Old Trafford when he was playing for Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League in 2012.

‘It is a great result and great performance — you have to enjoy it,’ said the Bournemouth boss.

‘We knew we’d suffer to stop their front three because they are in a good moment, but we knew we would have chances because we’d have spaces to exploit,’ Iraola said.

‘Everyone performed really well, and we deserved the win.’

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