Five-star start for Solskjaer’s Utd

Five-star start for Solskjaer’s Utd

Manchester United started life without Jose Mourinho with a stylish and energetic display under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they thrashed Cardiff 5-1.

Goals from Marcus Rashford (3), Ander Herrera (28), Anthony Martial (41) and a second-half double from Jesse Lingard (64, 90) saw United score five goals in a Premier League game for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson departed.

After the negative performances under Mourinho, Solskjaer seemed to give his players a freedom to express themselves and was rewarded with a scintillating attacking showing, spearheaded by Martial, who looked especially rejuvenated as did Paul Pogba.

Cardiff, who had won their last three home games, were completely outclassed and could only a muster a penalty from Victor Camarasa (38) in response to United’s silky and exciting showing.

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