The Cherries started strongly and got their rewards after just 11 minutes when Callum Wilson finished off a move that saw the United defence split open by Junior Stanislas, helped by poor defending from the visitors.
"Even when we miss chance after chance after chance like we did in the second half they kept going until the end".
All this was done without the services of Romelu...
"The good thing is that the team has this face of fantastic character and has heart that the game is never over and they go until the end". When I say defensively I just don't look to the defenders.
The Red Devils have had a season from hell so far after a string of problems on and off the pitch. He said, "I think we will be in a better position".
The Chile global started with goal as he looked to impress but ended up taking a seat within the first few minutes when he cleared the advertising hoarding and ended up on a home fan's lap.
"It was a tough one for us", said Howe after the game. "There was a lot of intensity to our play and we created a number of chances", he said.
With Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson being incredibly risky on the attack this season, Bournemouth has the most goals scored so far this year outside of the Top 4. Mourinho admitted that he had commiserated with his opposite number at the final whistle after an exciting game and Howe was full of praise for his players despite their disappointment at losing the game so late in the day. The attack looked disjointed and once again, it was Martial who pulled the team up and restored parity.
"The discussion at half-time was of course that we weren't winning, but deserved to be winning by more than one".
United rallied from two goals down against Newcastle earlier this month to secure a memorable 3-2 win at Old Trafford under the cloud of a report that the manager would be sacked regardless of the outcome of that Premier League encounter.