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.
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