Manchester United were able to stay in the top-four race as they secured a convincing 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday.
The game was peppered with goals as Mason Greenwood netted the opener, perplexing the home defense. They were then treated to a Paul Pogba-Bruno Fernandes partnership as the Portuguese star was able to net an excellent goal.
However, the best delight of the night arrived when Brighton attempted to press ahead and were punished by an excellent counter attack from United.
Nemanja Matic was able to win the ball back and confidently slotted it long to Mason Greenwood. The teenager was confident in his run and then quickly passed it along to Bruno Fernandes who with an effortless lob secured all three points for the Red Devils.
Fans fell in love with the goal, heralding it as one of the finest of Solskjaer’s time at United.
Gary Neville, however, compared it to one from a prior golden era in the club’s history.
Gary Neville on Bruno’s second goal: “That’s a counter attack like Rooney, Ronaldo and Park against Arsenal”
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 30, 2020
The former United player was reminiscing about an excellent partnership from United to beat Arsenal 3-1 in the second leg of the Champions League back in 2009.
Manchester United on the counter-attack has always been a special sight…
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 30, 2020
The two goals certainly look near identical and now fans will be hoping that a similar era is afloat at Old Trafford.
Even apart from that goal, the Red Devils were oozing with confidence throughout the game, their style composed and regular one-touch football being played.
As such, there will be a lot of excitement amongst the ranks for the games ahead with a potential 15 still on the cards if they go all the way to the finals of the FA Cup and the Europa League respectively.
In those scenarios, more goals like these need to be engineered, fitting for silverware.