The last time Manchester United won by nine goals was the 4th March 1995 – not one United fan expected this iconic scoreline to be repeated on Tuesday evening.
United were gifted an advantage after Alex Jankewitz was sent off in the second minute of his full Premier League debut after a horror challenge on Scott McTominay – the Scotsman was lucky to be able to continue in the game.
The home side didn't let up in the second period as Anthony Martial and McTominay found the back of the net to make it 6-0 after 71 minutes.
Things went from bad to worse for the away side as Bednarek was shown a red card after denying Martial of a clear goal scoring opportunity.
In response to MUTV saying that Andy Cole got five goals the last time United scored nine, Solskjaer said:
"We shared the goals between the boys more than he did! We perhaps had an easier task tonight with them getting a man sent off so early, but it is never easy to break teams down when they sit back and defend with ten men. I thought we were excellent."
When asked why we didn't struggle breaking Southampton down, the United boss responded with:
"We moved the ball well and quickly, we used the width, we had movements in behind, strikers willing to get on the end of things and scoring goals. We even had our full-backs wanting to be on the end of things so it was one of those performances that you get once in a while and enjoy."
In response to being asked if Solskjaer wants his team to be ruthless, the Norwegian said:
"Yeah. You want to take your chances and you want to score goals. Sometimes, a league position can be decided by goal difference. We knew that, when they got the sending off, it was a good chance to score goals but we had to get the first one. Then they have to open up a little bit and you get more and more chances to score goals."
When asked about the changes at half time, Solskjaer said;
"Edinson [Cavani] got a bad tackle on his ankle so he had to come off. He would've loved to be out there scoring goals. It's always nice to be able to bring minutes to the legs of the boys and Dan [James] got a goal again!"
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