The away audience was seen bouncing with enthusiasm as Man Utd thwarted away their opposition by registering six goals in the FA Cup 4th round featuring them against Tranmere Rovers. A spicy feature of the game is the fact that five of them was scored in the first half.
Another notable aspect of the overwhelming fixture appears to be the 6-0 scoreline which the club hasn’t witnessed since Sir Alex Ferguson’s era at Old Trafford.
Furthermore, the influential figure sat in the stands at Prenton Park to watch the Red Devils hit the landmark as they eased past their opposition to advance to the 5th round.
The Premier League side was quick to score three goals in the first 16 minutes which seemed to have sealed the victory. Nevertheless, three different players yearned for their names to be on the scoresheet, and came up with desirable outcome as the English club registered the final goal by the 56th minute.
The last time United scored five prior to the halftime was back in 2001, when they squared off against Arsenal which concluded with a scoreline of 6-1. Furthermore, last night’s FA Cup fixture happens to be the first time the Red Devils have scored six goals in a match since the 8-2 victory over Arsenal back in 2011.
The eventful fixture was made extra special by the presence of Sir Alex in the stadium, with the TV cameras focusing him laughing and joking with the score at 4-0.
Regardless, with this decent performance and result, Solskjaer could for the time being get some fresh air away from scrutiny. With tougher challenges up ahead waiting for the Norwegian manager, the supporters look forward to the club’s future with the team under the current gaffer starting to look better after last night’s performance.