Manchester United smash Southampton by NINE goals at Old Trafford
Manchester United smash helpless Southampton by NINE, The Red Devils registered a record-equalling
9-0 win — a feat they managed for the first time since 1995, when they did so against Ipswitch Town
at Old Trafford
this win moves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side back level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table.
United’s attack has not been firing so well of late with even Bruno Fernandes looking a little off it.
The failure to score at Arsenal even had Luke Shaw criticizing the performance.
“We didn’t look like we wanted to play,” he said. “We created the chances and failed to score again and it cost
us two points. At times we were too slow. We were sloppy.”
The Saints were forced to play almost the entirety of the game with 10 men after debutant
Alexandre Jankewitz was shown a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Scott McTominay just
82 seconds into the match.
Defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka opened the scoring in the 18th minute with Marcus Rashford and
Edinson Cavani adding one each alongside Jan Bednarek’s own goal in the first half. Bednarek would
be sent off later in the game with 4 minutes to go for bringing down Martial in the box as Southampton
finished with 9 men on the pitch.
Anthony Martial found the back of the net twice in the second half while McTominay, Bruno Fernandes
and Daniel James too scored to hand the visitors their second 9-0 defeat under manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.
“We shared the goals between the players. When the game starts like it does, it’s always if you can get
the first goal as we have seen so many examples of 10 men closing up shop and getting a draw,”
Ole Gunnar Solskjær told BT Sport after the match.
We’ve been waiting for them to show the magic and it was a night for them to go and enjoy it.
We’ve not had many times where we could just enjoy the second half.
“You get lots of confidence from a performance like this, scoring goals is always good for a team.”
In the process of the 9-0 win, Rashford also overtook the legendary Frenchman Eric Cantona’s goal tally
for the club with his 83rd strike.