Solskjaer sparks five-goal display
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.