Manchester United ended 2018 on a splendid high note, posting a 4-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
The game was dominated by the Red Devils, with Paul Pogba being the stand-out performer, having scored two goals in the first half and providing the assist to substitute Romelu Lukaku’s second-half winner.
Marcus Rashford was another talent that found the net, prior to which he had set-up Pogba’s opener in scintillating fashion.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been working some potent magic at the club that bid farewell to Jose Mourinho’s defensive days, with the Norwegian’s side netting 12 goals since the sacking of the Portuguese gaffer.
It is clear that morale is starkly different at Old Trafford now, and who better to indicate that than a familiar face.
Cameras were quick to catch a beautiful sight after Sunday’s full-time whistle at Old Trafford, where Sir Alex Ferguson was smiling brightly at the manner in which the Red Devils had won the game.
The legendary boss hasn’t had much to smile about in the past year, particularly not during the Liverpool game, where his obvious sigh was a clear indication that United were on the wrong path.
However, the smile seen this Sunday was one of joy at the sheer brilliance of a player he’d coached, bringing back to the club an attacking style he’d near perfected.
Fans didn’t miss this reaction, and took to Twitter to express their own joy.
Many were remarking at the positive turn their year has taken, with even the early games of December showcasing a side that was far from its offensive DNA.
It is obvious that Solskjaer has found a winning formula with the club, but there is no denying that the challenges so far have been quite easy for him. With 2019 having lined up a series of tough fixtures, it will be interesting to see where United go next.