Speaking after the match, United boss, Greg Abbott was quoted as saying: "To you and probably to all the fans they were better than us today, they were a better team than us today. They had better players, pay fortunes of finance and that is what you get, you get better players, and unfortunately we couldn’t bridge the gap with our work, our determination wasn’t enough today. We had too many players finding it difficult, probably still missing injured players, important players and today we got found out, it is as simple as that, they were better than us ...... I will just be pleased to get everybody fit, I am not bothered about Bournemouth, I am bothered about Carlisle United. I will be pleased to get everybody fit, everybody back and everybody buoyant and with confidence again with a few wins, that is what I am waiting for and it can’t come quick enough. We need to do some jiggery-pokery because at the minute the boys haven’t performed well enough today, they are better than that, even though I think that Bournemouth are a good side, a really good side, we are better than that".
Source: Cherries MAD