You are here
Home > Football > Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford on target as Red devils wins four straight game under Ole Solskjaer

Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford on target as Red devils wins four straight game under Ole Solskjaer

United march on. They were in a contest for much of this game in Newcastle, who had their chances.

But it’s United who take all the points, thanks in no small part to the super subs of their former super sub Solskjaer.

First Lukaku netted with his first touch, then he and fellow replacement Sanchez combined to allow Rashford to net a second.

Ole Ole now has four wins out of four. Only Sir Matt Busby has done that for United.


That is what Romelu Lukaku did here to set up a victory which sees his manager become only the second in the club’s history to win their first four league games in charge. Sir Matt Busby is the other, and that’s not bad company to keep a few weeks into the job.

Lukaku needed just two minutes to score after coming on during Sunday’s 4-1 victory over Bournemouth. But he wasn’t hanging around this time.  


MATCH FACTS AND STATS
Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar (Muto 81), Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame (Shelvey 53), Hayden, Atsu, Perez (Kenedy 69), Rondon

Subs not used: Woodman, Manquillo, Lejeune, Joselu

Booked: Lascelles

Manchester United: de Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Mata (Sanchez 63), Rashford (Lingard 87), Martial (Lukaku 63)

Subs not used: Romero, Darmian, Young, Fred

Goalscorers: Lukaku 64, Rashford 80

Booked: Lindelof, Shaw

Referee: Andre Marriner

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the ultimate supersub for Manchester United – but even he never scored within two seconds of his introduction.

That is what Romelu Lukaku did here to set up a victory which sees his manager become only the second in the club’s history to win their first four league games in charge. Sir Matt Busby is the other, and that’s not bad company to keep a few weeks into the job.

Lukaku needed just two minutes to score after coming on during Sunday’s 4-1 victory over Bournemouth. But he wasn’t hanging around this time.

Fellow substitute Alexis Sanchez then turned provider to let Marcus Rashford slip in a second goal with United six points off the Premier League top four.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the ultimate supersub for Manchester United – but even he never scored within two seconds of his introduction.

The Belgian had watched for 64 minutes as his team-mates toiled, a shadow of the side who had smashed 12 goals in three games since being freed of Jose Mourinho’s smothering and impeding presence.

United had a free-kick 25 yards from goal as Lukaku – joined by fellow sub Alexis Sanchez – trotted into position.

Marcus Rashford took aim and, when his dipping effort bounced just in front of Martin Dubravka, Lukaku pounced to take advantage of the goalkeeper’s spill.

It was a relief for Solksjaer – whose team had been second best until that point against Rafa Benitez’s Magpies – and Sanchez laid on the game-clinching second for Rashford 10 minutes from time.

Benitez has long since been criticised for the negative tactics he employs against the top clubs. His argument has always been that he is managing the meagre resource available to him, and he has a point given the club have returned a £2million profit over the last three transfer windows.

Yet here was a first-half performance in which they matched the visitors, even bettering them in terms of chances created.

WATCH HIGHLIGHT

ajay
Sports freak at your door step

Similar Articles

Top