David de Gea waxed lyrical about Casemiro after his stunning goal against the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium.
Manchester United moved a step closer to playing in the Champions League next season as Casemiro’s brilliant overhead kick earned a crucial 1-0 win away at Bournemouth.
The win means a point against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Thursday night will ensure the Reds complete the top-four job. It was the ultimate objective at the start of the season for Ten Hag, who could still finish his first season in charge with the cup double.
It took just nine minutes for Casemiro to open the scoring, with a goal an elite-level striker would be proud of.
Christian Eriksen’s cross was deflected before Casemiro swivelled acrobatically and whacked an effort past Neto. It was the perfect start for the Reds.
Speaking about the game itself and Casemiro’s wonderful strike, De Gea told BBC Sport: “We knew before we came here that it means a lot to win today. We performed very well and scored a great goal. We suffered at the end but away from home it’s a massive three points.
“For sure the first 25 minutes was key, it was a perfect start and then we could be calm and play our football. It’s a big win.
“Maybe we have to put Casemiro as a striker. What a finish! The golden glove is not just about me – we have been solid this season.”
Although we got the job done, Erik ten Hag said he wasn’t happy with how we didn’t kill the game off earlier.
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