Chris Smalling believes Manchester United’s Premier League revival is being inspired by the rediscovery of the resilience that was the hallmark of their golden era under Alex Ferguson.
Saturday’s two, one victory at Bournemouth was the third time in four league matches that United have recovered from a losing position, grabbing the winner in the second minute of stoppage time on this occasion.
United trail leaders Manchester City by nine points but have edged up into seventh position after taking ten points from a possible twelve.
Callum Wilson gave Bournemouth an early lead on England’s south coast and the home side could have been further ahead before Anthony Martial levelled for United in the thirty-fifth minute.
United, shaky in the first half, were much improved after the break but were forced to wait until the dying seconds before substitute Marcus Rashford grabbed a dramatic late winner.
The defender said the club had a difficult week ahead, with a Champions League clash against Juventus on Wednesday followed by a daunting trip to neighbours City next weekend.