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Solskjaer makes it six in a row to stand alone in Manchester United history

13 January 2019 18:51
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Solskjaer makes it six in a row to stand alone in Manchester United history

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now stands alone as having the best record to start a Manchester United managerial career after their win at Tottenham.

Prior to the crunch Wembley clash, Solskjaer, like Sir Matt Busby, had won his first five matches in charge since being parachuted in to replace Jose Mourinho on an interim basis.

Marcus Rashford’s goal made it six in a row for Solskjaer, and here, Press Association Sport charts them all.

Marcus Rashford got the Solskjaer era up and running after just three minutes, with Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard (two) completing a rout.

Paul Pogba, the subject of intense scrutiny during his relationship with Mourinho, scored twice, with Nemanja Matic also on target as Huddersfield were beaten.

Pogba scored twice more in another big win, with Rashford and Romelu Lukaku also chiming in. Eric Bailly’s red card could not dampen the day.

Newcastle away is often a test, but not on this occasion. Lukaku scored again, with Rashford completing the win.

Juan Mata’s VAR-awarded penalty got United on their way to a fifth straight win, with Lukaku making it three goals in three games in injury time.

This was billed as the first acid test of Solskjaer’s tenure and United came through it, albeit thanks to a fine goalkeeping performance from David De Gea. Rashford scored the winner, but the Spaniard was the hero.


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