Mason Greenwood netted twice as Manchester United thrash relegated threaten Bournemouth 5-2 in the Premier League encounter at Old Trafford on Saturday evening to climb to fourth in the Premier League.

Junior Stanislas nutmegged Harry Maguire to give the Cherries the lead 15 minutes into the clash.

The 18-year-old Greenwood equalised for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer men 14 minutes later with a blistering finish and Marcus Rashford put the host ahead first time in the encounter from the penalty spot after a clear handball by Adam Smith in the middle of the goalmouth scramble.

Anthony Martial extended the advantage after he left-hand side, cuts inside and curls a gorgeous effort into the top corner to score his 20th goal of the season.

However, Joshua King’s penalty made it 3-2 three minutes after the restart of the second stanza of the game.

Greenwood picks the ball up on turns away from Diego Rico and drives a thunderous shot into the back of the net before Bruno Fernandes scored further goals for Manchester United with a lovely free-kick.

Manchester United turned on the style at Old Trafford as they scored more than four goals in a Premier League home match since a 5-0 victory against Wigan Athletic on 26 December 2011.

Having collected 21 points from the past 27 on offer, Solskjaer’s in-form side are unbeaten in nine top-flight games.

In contrast, Bournemouth remain 19th and in serious relegation trouble after a fifth straight league defeat.

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