Jose Mourinho made a winning Premier League start as Manchester United manager with an outstanding opening victory at Bournemouth.
United were without world-record and signing Paul Pogba, Yet it was job done once the visitors opened the scoring with a messy goal and added two more in the space of five second-half minutes to put them in a commanding position.
Mata who was unhappy when he was replaced 30 minutes after coming on at Wembley against Leicester last Sunday is now full of smiles as he opened the scoring with a tap-in after Simon Francis’ error. Wayne Rooney headed the second then Ibrahimovic marked his United league debut with a goal from 25 yards.
Boruc made a fine block from Mata after Francis’ under-hit back-pass but the rebound bounced off Francis into the former Chelsea player’s path and he tapped home.
Ibrahimovic was denied by a one-handed Boruc save but the Swede made it 3-0 with a drilled low finish from outside the area.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic maintained his incredible debut record with a wonder strike to announce his arrival to the Premier League. The 34 year old Swedish superstar has now scored on his first appearance in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Champions League.
Watch the incredible goals between Man-u and Bournemouth
Bournemouth’s club-record £15m signing Jordon Ibe from Liverpool looked a threat coming in off the right and driving through the middle. He also had a goal-bound shot blocked after twisting and turning inside the United area.
Also Lewis Cook the 19-year-old midfield signing from Leeds United did not lack confidence and showed enough promise to suggest he could be a success in the Premier League.
Man of the match Eric Bailly made his presence felt very early on with a no-nonsense challenge on Joshua King with a commanding presence in defence.
Juan Mata, who surprisingly started in place of the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder was then replaced by Henrikh Mkhitaryan who came on for the final 15 minutes
Bournemouth’s manager Eddie Howe in a statement said, “It was an even game until the first goal. You can’t give Manchester United goals which we did.
Bournemouth look to bounce back when they provide the opposition for West Ham’s first Premier League game at London Stadium on 21 August while United welcome southampton to Old Trafford on Friday.