Manchester United soaring in post-Jose Mourinho times as they thrash Southampton

Manchester United 4-1 Southampton

Manchester United scored their 12th goal in three games since Mourinho got sacked, Paul Pogba scored twice in a great victory over Bournemouth.

Paul Pogba scored five minutes to give United an early lead after Rashford’s great dribble against both Ake and Diego Rico. Then the French World Cup winner doubled their lead with a headed goal from Ander Herrera’s delivery.

Marcus Rashford slid in a third from a wonderful cross supplied by Anthony Martial.

Bournemouth pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage-time when Nathan Aké headed in following good work by David Brooks.

Romelu Lukaku scored United’s fourth from Pogba’s pass two minutes after coming on, before defender Eric Bailly was shown a straight red card for scything down Cherries midfielder Ryan Fraser.

This victory means Solskjaer has emulated Sir Matt Busby and Jose Mourinho by winning his first three league games in charge.

The Norwegian will be looking to make it four at Newcastle on Wednesday, while Bournemouth remain 12th in the Premier League.

United, in sixth, are now only three points behind fifth-placed Arsenal, having trailed by eight following the morale-sapping 3-1 defeat at Liverpool earlier this month.



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