CHERRIES defender Marcos Senesi believes his side can take confidence from their performance against Manchester United despite frustrations they were unable to take all three points.

AFC Bournemouth led on two occasions at Vitality Stadium, Dominic Solanke and Justin Kluivert scoring for the hosts.

However, Bruno Fernandes popped up on two separate occasions to restore parity, his second scored from a controversial penalty.

Discussing the game, Senesi told the Daily Echo: “I think we had more chances than them.

“It's a good side. We have to take the point and move forward.

“I think we did a good half also second half, we had some situations to score.

“But that’s football.

“We finished drawing a game which we could win.

“I think we all did a really good job. They didn't have situations.

“I mean they scored from a second ball, the first goal and then a penalty, which I have doubts about.

“Then we get one point when we could win.

“We take confidence from this because we play against good players, a good side.”

After scoring in the reverse fixture, a 3-0 win at Old Trafford, Senesi provided assists for both Solanke and Kluivert.

“I think that Dom and Justin did all the work!” he joked.

“I just passed the ball to them and they do what they do best, go one-against-one and score goals.

“So I’m happy just to get the assists from that.”

The Argentine international was then quizzed for his thoughts on the two penalty decisions that went against Cherries.

Senesi continued: “I think he made a mistake, maybe.

“Because the rules, if there is a deflection and it goes to a hand, it's not a penalty.

“And afterwards in the last minute they didn't want to give a penalty to us to finish the game 3-2.

“It's a shame because we needed three points for what we want to do to achieve this season. But mistakes happens, but hopefully it won't happen again against us.

 “I think we have had really good games against the top six, the big six.

“So yeah we move forward to the next games.

“We know now we have Villa away which is a tough place to go.

“We’ve got the confidence to go and get something.”

Senesi had missed Cherries’ recent winning run after sustaining a hamstring injury away at Burnley in March.

He restarted: “I’m really happy to help the team, to be back with the team.

“I always want to try to help the team and be there to play and do my best.

“I'm feeling really confident in the job I’m given.”