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Zlatan went from hero to zero after disappointing penalty miss, as 10-man Bournemouth kept Manchester United at bay in a controversial encounter at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney had the opportunity after only two minutes to keep Manchester United upfront but sent his header across the from an Antonio Valencia cross. It was altogether United at this phase as Shaw played in Paul Pogba yet his cross was redirected by Boruc.

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A cautious mistake permitted Rooney space yet his fumbling pass made it troublesome for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score, a discharged pass allowed Afobe in on goal but after out-muscling Marcus Rojo, he slipped at the vital moment with just David de Gea to beat and the shot the ball away. A grandma would have converted that chance!

The Red Devils inevitably led the pack as Rojo responded far to Antonio Valencia’s cross to power home his first EPL goal with the Manchester outfit after 54 matches.

Surman was booked following a foul on Luke Shaw, before former Manchester United academy product, Joshua King ventured up and dispatched the ball into the net to make it 1-1.

The half finished in a gigantic drama as Zlatan Ibrahimovic blended up the heat when he appears to have elbowed Mings who had before stamping him on the head, Surman saw it and pushed Zlatan, the ref responded to Surman push and award him with another yellow, receiving his first career red card in a sorry state.

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However, Zlatan and Mings evaded being penalised for their silly fouls thanks to blundering officiating by Kevin Friend.

There was to be a final moment of every drama,n ow it was Zlatan’s turn to define the last moment to help United secure three points, he ventured up for spot-kick but his low-class strike was saved by Cherries shot-stopper Arthur Boruc.

Zlatan misses a penalty

Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a penalty in a league game for the first time since September 2015 for PSG against Guingamp –he had scored six consecutively before his failure against the lucky Cherries.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Shaw (Rashford, 70); Carrick (Fellaini, 70), Pogba; Mata, Rooney (Lingard, 70), Martial; Ibrahimovic.

Unused subs: Smalling, Blind, Herrera, Romero (g/k).

Booked: Ibrahimovic, Carrick, Rashford.

Bournemouth (4-4-1-1): Boruc; A Smith, Cook, Mings (Cargill,78) Daniels; Fraser, Surman, Arter, Pugh (Gosling, h-t); King (Gradel, 88); Benik Afobe.

Unused subs: B Smith, Ibe, Wilshere, Allsop (g/k).

yellow card: Arter, Surman, Gosling.

red card: Surman.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire).

Attendance: 75,245

United win a late penalty, Ibrahimovic ventured up for the spot kick but missed to a splendid save by Cherries shot-stopper Arthur Boruc.

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