Manchester United were simply ruthless in their potential when they inflicted heavy blows upon Southampton on Tuesday. The game ended 9-0 with the Saints reduced to 9 men at the end of the full-time whistle. The latter was due to red cards on either end of the game, with Alexandre Jankewitz being sent off in the 2nd minute of the game itself while Jan Bednarek, having conceded a penalty and scored an own-goal, was shown red in the 86th minute.
The Red Devils were able to do much in the opening minutes with the side heading into half-time 4-0 up courtesy of goals from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, and Edinson Cavani, in addition to Bednarek’s error.
In the second-half, it was Anthony Martial who opened the scoring and was further added to by Scott McTominay with the away side clearly struggling after being a man down.
However, despite leading by 6 goals, Ole Gunnar Solskjær still had a hunger for more goals. Eagle-eyed supporters and journalists caught the gaffer actually urging his side to score as many goals as they could in the time left.
Sounded like Solskjaer said: 'Get more goals. Ten minutes.' #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 2, 2021
This comment went down well with the supporters on social media who felt that this was the precise kind of mentality that the club needed in order to return to their glory days once more.
Sure enough, the Norwegian’s men did not disappoint him, After conceding a penalty and losing yet another player, Southampton went on to let in three more goals. The first was from Bruno Fernandes in the resultant penalty while Martial got another one to his name following which Daniel James wrapped everything up in added time.
Goals flowed throughout the match in what fans will be hoping to be a recurrent fixture for their attacking side.