Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in awkward interview after Manchester United win

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Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were on the scoresheet for Manchester United in their 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

Juan Mata also scored as Jose Mourinho picked up three points in his first Premier League game in charge of the Red Devils.

The Man of the Match award didn’t go to any of the goalscorers, however. It was Eric Bailly, Mourinho’s first signing of the transfer window, who received the individual accolade.


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The Ivorian was exceptional in his first Premier League start, producing a composed performance that will fill Mourinho with great confidence.

Players who arrive in England from European leagues are often forgiven for taking a while to adjust to the rough and tumble but based on this afternoon’s performance, Bailly will settle very quickly.

Despite his stellar display, it was Rooney and Ibrahimovic who were interviewed by Sky Sports at full-time. It led to an incredibly awkward moment when Geoff Shreeves revealed the Man of the Match.

Bailly shined

Typically, one of the two players Sky Sports interview is the game’s star player. And Rooney is clearly bemused when Shreeves asks him to take the award to Bailly.

Fortunately, Ibrahimovic breaks the tension by joking that he thought Rooney was Man of the Match.

But the stats show that Bailly was the game’s standout man.

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Wayne Rooney
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Manchester United
Eric Bailly
Jose Mourinho

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