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Perfect start for interim boss Solskjaer as Man Utd thrash Cardiff



Solskjaer and Man Utd

Manchester United sealed a sensational 5-1 victory over Cardiff City in the Premier League to give interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a perfect start.

Solskjaer took over the Red Devils last Tuesday after former manager, Jose Mourinho, parted ways with the club over what was considered a poor run in all competitions.

The Norwegian, who is looking to earn a permanent role at Old Trafford, got off the perfect start as his team scored five goals for the first time in a Premier League game since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Marcus Rashford’s stunning free-kick, a deflected effort from Ander Herrera and a fabulous team goal by Anthony Martial put United three goals up before half-time.

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Victor Camarasa’s penalty briefly gave Cardiff hope to make it 2-1, but Jesse Lingard won and scored a second-half penalty and then rounded Neil Etheridge to tap into an empty net at the stroke of full time.

“Football is easy if you’ve got good players! They are a great bunch of players and their quality is unbelievable,” Solskjaer said after the win.

“I arrived on Wednesday night and only had Thursday and Friday with the players.

“Wayne Rooney text me and gave me some advice – so it must be down to him! He told me to make them play football, enjoy themselves and be Manchester United.

“We take one game at a time now. We’ve caught up eight or nine points before but we’ve got to go one step at a time.”

United maintain 6th spot on the Premier League table.


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