JOSHUA King insists he remains "a bit disappointed" with Cherries' points tally so far this season, but added that "the sky is the limit" if they can overcome Newcastle on Saturday (3pm).

King's strike earned victory for the Dorset club over Manchester United on Saturday, lifting them up to seventh in the table on 16 points from their 11 matches.

That is the second highest figure Cherries have registered at this stage since they were promoted to the Premier League in 2015.

But King, who has played in every top-flight fixture this campaign, feels it should have been an even better start.

He told the Daily Echo: "I think we're a bit disappointed with where we're at for the season.

"I think we've thrown away Norwich (0-0 draw), thrown away Watford (0-0 draw), where we should've stepped up and got six points out of both those games, but we didn't.

"So we knew we had to step up against Man United and if we get a win against Newcastle, then the sky is the limit.

"We just need to focus on ourselves and try and climb that table as high as possible because it's very open now. You've got Liverpool and (Manchester) City, but the rest is quite close."

While King's goal was the first time Cherries had found the net for 359 minutes, Eddie Howe's men are currently on a run of three straight clean sheets.

And the Norway international believes that resolve begins with himself up front.

Discussing the side's defensive record, King said: "It's been a problem for the last few seasons where we score goals, but we let too many in.

"That's a team thing and it starts from the forwards - me and Cal (Wilson) or Dom (Solanke), whoever plays, and we need to defend from there.

"On Saturday everyone was on it, we wanted to win every battle and we managed to do that.

"That's why we managed to keep a clean sheet and that's three clean sheets in a row now. So we've got to take the positives from that but also in scoring as well and winning a game against United, you need to take that confidence leading into Newcastle away."

He added: "Three points is three points. If you beat Norwich, if you beat Liverpool, if you beat City, it's three points.

"But obviously you've got to take the confidence into the next game, beating such a big team as United. They've got great players and they'd actually been in decent form in the last three games and we managed to break that down and play good football.

"I think we deserved the win."

And for King, Saturday's long trip to St James's Park is one he is relishing.

"It's one of my favourite places to play if I'm being completely honest," he said.

"I like that stage, so I'm looking forward to that."