Manchester United equaled the Premier League record by finding the back of the net 9 times against the nine-man Southampton.
Manchester United were slated after two disappointing results last week. However, the side has restored their confidence with a 9-0 win at The Theatre of Dreams.
Solskjaer had yearned for reactions from his players but wouldn’t have dreamt of what unfolded at Old Trafford on Tuesday. His players equaled the biggest win in the Premier League history by putting nine unanswered goals past Southampton.
For a team that enjoys doing things the hard way, the game couldn’t have been any easier. They were presented with a massive helping hand by Premier League debutant Alexandre Jankewitz who was sent for an early bath for an awful challenge on McTominay with only 71 seconds on the clock.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has been widely criticized for his forward play showed improvement and opened the scoring board. He got the goal his movement deserved and it will with no doubt please Solskjaer who has been impressed with the improvement Bissaka has been making on the pitch.
Marcus Rashford also had the chance to end a six-game barren run in the Premier League. The forward had a composed finish to double United’s lead. Also, Cavani made amends after missing big chances against Arsenal.
“Keep going!” McTominay yelled after Cavani headed in United’s fourth. At this point, Southampton was already dead and buried. The Southampton situation did not stop Martial who came from the beck to end his goal drought which went back to January 1st with two goals.
In addition, the game-changer, Bruno Fernandes had his first goal involvement since the New Year before scoring from the penalty spot so ensure he has his name on the scoresheet.
Meanwhile, United refused to take a backward step and showcased their desire to continue fighting for the title. Even after netting their eighth of the evening, the Red Devils continued to pour forward in the search of their ninth.
United ensured they secured their ninth goal through Daniel James and significantly boosted their goal difference in the process.