Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads Manchester United to dream start hammering Cardiff 5-1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads Manchester United to dream start hammering Cardiff 5-1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got his tenure at Manchester United as caretaker manager off to a brilliant start defeating Cardiff City 5-1.

It was the Norwegian's first game in charge since the sacking of Jose Mourinho and got off to a perfect start.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads Manchester United to dream start hammering Cardiff 5-1

Paul Pogba and Ashley Young celebrate after Jesse Lingard scores their team's fifth goal during the Premier League match against Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22.

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Solskjaer delivered the football he had described in this presser just before the game - quick, bold, fun and entertaining football.

A brace form Jesse Lingard and goals from Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera was enough to seal maximum points.

The caretaker manager went for a four four three formation placing Pogba at the heart of the midfield and his decision proved to produce splendid results.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads Manchester United to dream start hammering Cardiff 5-1

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United scores his team's fifth goal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018.

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It can easily be described as United's greatest victory as this was the first time they had scored five goals against an opponent since Sir Alex Feguson was in charge.

The first goal was well taken free kick that Rashford three minutes into the game, before Herrera made it two in the 38th minute.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads Manchester United to dream start hammering Cardiff 5-1

A Manchester united fan with tattoos of Sir Alex Ferguson, George Best, Eric Catona and Ole Gunnar Solskaer.

Cardiff redeemed themselves after Rashford was seen to have handled the ball in the box and Victor Camarasa converted the penalty beating David De Gea with a shot to the top left corner.

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The Red Devils pulled of some beautiful strings of passes before Anthony Martian's right footed shot from the centre if the box to the bottom left corner saw United take the lead to three.

Jesse Lingard was dropped inside the box and scored his first goal through a penalty placed in the bottom right corner.

His second came in the 90th minute after Pogba's pin point pass found the Englishman's on his stride and he cut goalkeeper Neil Etheridge before hitting the ball to make it five for the night.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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