Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes dream start as Red Devils make history

Cardiff City 1-5 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes dream start as Red Devils make history

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a perfect start to life at the helm as Manchester United wound back the clock at Cardiff and scored five goals in a Premier League match for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

Poor performances and incessant background issues cost divisive Jose Mourinho his job on Tuesday, with the Old Trafford giants turning to a fan favourite and former reserve team boss for the rest of the campaign.

United could scarcely have wished for a better start as they struck five in the league for the first time since Ferguson’s final match at the helm in May 2013.

Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial all scored in an entertaining first half, with Jesse Lingard’s second-half brace sealing a 5-1 win at Solskjaer’s former club Cardiff.

Entertaining, coherent and attack-minded – it was all that United had not been under Mourinho.

Moment of the match

With just three minutes on the clock, Paul Pogba showed quick feet and a deft touch to draw a foul around 30 yards from goal.

Marcus Rashford placed the ball very deliberately and took five steps back and two to the left a la Cristiano Ronaldo.

The England international hit a dipping, swerving free kick that flew past a bewildered Neil Etheridge in the Cardiff goal to open the scoring and make a perfect start to the Solskjaer reign.

Star Man – Paul Pogba

What a performance by the France international after a week of doubts and criticisms.

A superb goal and some exceptional passing showed why Pogba was once the most expensive player in the world.

Cardiff could not live with him and Solskjaer will need to keep the 25-year-old fit and focused for the remainder of the season.

 

 

 

 

Source: talkSPORT

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