Frank Lampard praises Man Utd after Red Devils' win over Bournemouth

Frank Lampard praises Man Utd after Red Devils' win over Bournemouth

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:43 PM

- Man United have been in top shape since the turn of the year and are on a 16-match unbeaten streak

- Their perfect form has not gone unnoticed among rivals, with Frank Lampard singling out the side for praise

- United's 5-2 comeback win over Bournemouth kept their top four homes alive as they momentraily moved to fourth

- They remain fifth on the charts, just two points off Lampard's Chelsea who secured a 3-0 victory against Watford

Frank Lampard has showered Man United with praises following the side's sensational form that has seen Chelsea come under immense pressure in the race for top four.

Both United and Chelsea remain strongly in contention for a place in the Champions League, with just two points separating the two teams in fourth and fifth.

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The Red Devils' incredible 5-2 comeback win over Bournemouth on Saturday, July 4, momentarily fired them to fourth before Chelsea regained the spot thanks to their 3-0 comfortable victory over Watford.

And Frank Lampard appears well aware of United's threat in the race for top four even as the 2019/20 season hits the homestretch.

The English boss cited United's incisive attackline, solid defence and creative midfield as the three key departments that set them apart from their peers.

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"They are a very good team; we know that. The individuals that they have, the squad, the coaches that they have. We can only respect that," he was quoted saying by Goal.
"I watched their game early and with the individual quality when you look across their frontline you see two players on 20 goals and Mason Greenwood doing what he is doing scoring regularly," he further observed.

Lampard, however, called on his wards to ignore the Manchester side, lauding the Blues' mentality as they returned to winning ways against the Hornets.

Frank Lampard praises Man United after massive 5-2 win over Bournemouth
United's perfect form has not gone unnoticed among rivals, and Frank Lampard has singled out the side for praise. Photo: Getty Images.
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"With respect to Manchester United and the teams around us, we have to focus on ourselves and try to keep picking up results. That will be the main importance to us.," the former midfielder warned.

There are now just five matches left to end the season, with not fewer than six teams all angling to seal a Champions League spot.

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Chelsea had a chance to go third at the expense of Leicester who faltered at Everton in mid-week but blew up the chance after their 3-2 shock defeat to West Ham United.

The Stamford Bridge dwellers will be back in action on Tuesday, July 7, when they take on Crystal Palace as United battle relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Thursday, July 9.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.