United's pressure nearly resulted in a goal when Ashley Young's free kick hit the woodwork, before Ake and Brooks did extremely well to deny Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba with some last-ditch blocks to keep the game level, while Ander Herrara curled an effort narrowly wide moments later.
"I felt that the team needed a player like Ander to give us balance, to give us more pressure and also to protect especially Ashley Young".
"And today, in theory, you say "Come on, 1-1, you bring Herrera".
He said on BT Sport: "It was not just the start, it was all the first half".
It is really tough to add anything other than that. Next up for them, however, is Juventus, followed by Manchester City! "The team was much better".
GK David De Gea, 7 - Made a good save with his feet to stop Ryan Fraser from putting Bournemouth ahead inside five minutes.
Romelu Lukaku was a surprising absentee, with Mourinho revealing before the game the forward had not travelled to the south coast after picking up an injury the day before.
May said on MUTV's Matchday Review programme: "I think Ander could have played himself into the team there". My assistants were saying this is the best warm-up of the season.
But their slow starts in matches are a mystery and it reveals a baffling shortcoming in the team's collective psyche that such gifted individuals can only rouse themselves when facing a crisis.
And that is the worst part - it is hard to explain.
Bournemouth were all over the visitors following that goal and both Fred and Paul Pogba were guilty of fouls borne purely out of frustration and not being able to get hold of the ball, with Luke Shaw lucky to not concede a penalty. Former Chelsea player was initially at Bournemouth on loan and after this display, the club from Dean Court will be certain their move for Ake was a wise one.
Meanwhile, Wilson has scored four goals in his last four league games and has been touted as a contender for a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad.