Eric Bailly's lovely gesture moments after red card during Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth

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Manchester United produced yet another near-perfect performance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during Sunday's 4-1 win over Bournemouth.

Goals from Paul Pogba (2), Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku sealed all three points for the Red Devils to move within three points of Arsenal.

United are on a roll at the moment - they've won three out of three games, scoring 12 goals - yet there were a couple of things to be disappointed by against Bournemouth.

Not only did they concede a sloppy goal just before half-time, but Eric Bailly was given a straight red card for a scissor challenge on Ryan Fraser in the 79th minute.

He will now miss games against Newcastle United and Tottenham in the Premier League and Reading in the FA Cup.

Jamie Carragher slammed the Ivorian on Sky Sports after the game, saying: "I mean, what's he thinking?

"They're winning the game 4-1, it's on the half-way line. He's flying in with a scissor challenge.

"When you go flying in like that, we now know when a player is out of control, endangering an opponent, you go to ground, every chance you're going to be shown a red card.

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"Absolutely brainless that from Bailly, considering the time of the game, the score. It's not today, the game's won. It's more going forward and the games he will miss."

Bailly really let himself down with his rash tackle, but he at least showed some class as he headed down the Old Trafford tunnel.

Per Reddit, Sky Sports cameras failed to show that the 24-year-old centre-back handed his shirt to a young United fan - who was holding up a sign - just before leaving the pitch.


Nicely played. Solskjaer rightly expressed disappointment at Bailly's tackle in his post-match press conference and said he just got too excited.

"Eric knows it is a rash challenge, he doesn't have to do it," said United's manager, per the club's website. "Just stay on your feet.

"But once in a while, when the boys are excited, we want to win the ball back and sometimes we mistime a challenge. Eric is the first one to accept that he made a mistake."

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