Sol­sk­jaer sparks five-goal dis­play

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

PRE­MIER LEAGUE: Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer’s reign as Manch­ester United care­taker man­ager be­gan with a con­vinc­ing 5-1 win at for­mer club Cardiff.

The 45-year-old took over as man­ager last week af­ter Jose Mour­inho was sacked on Tues­day fol­low­ing United’s poor start to the sea­son.

Mar­cus Rash­ford wasted lit­tle time in eas­ing any nerves for the Nor­we­gian by putting the vis­i­tors in front with a third­minute free-kick from 25 yards.

Sol­sk­jaer – who spent nine months in charge of Cardiff in 2014, over­see­ing their rel­e­ga­tion to the Cham­pi­onship – was cel­e­brat­ing again when An­der Her­rera’s shot de­flected in af­ter 29 min­utes.

Rash­ford was then deemed to have han­dled in the box and Vic­tor Ca­ma­rasa su­perbly con­verted the re­sult­ing penalty for Cardiff in the 38th minute.

The Red Devils turned on the style to re­store their two-goal ad­van­tage four min­utes be­fore the break, though, as An­thony Mar­tial rounded off a bril­liant team move.

Jesse Lin­gard added to their lead in the 57th minute from the spot af­ter be­ing fouled in the area and the Eng­land in­ter­na­tional com­pleted the rout in the clos­ing stages with his se­cond goal.

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