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United beats Bournemouth 3-1, finishes 5th in EPL

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 in an English Premier League game hastily rearranged because of a bomb scare, sealing fifth place and a spot in the Europa League group stage on Tuesday.

United was never likely to score the 19 goals needed to finish fourth and qualify for the Champions League, so the aim was to get the win to guarantee an automatic spot in the Europa League and take some momentum into the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Wayne Rooney scored one goal and played a part in two others. Playing in center midfield, Rooney finished off a well-worked team move in the 43rd minute and delivered key passes in the buildup to goals from Marcus Rashford and Ashley Young.

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