final ball. But his persistence – he never gave up – paid off on 76 minutes when he shifted the ball inside and sent a low drive flying into the bottom corner past Foster.
United could easily have scored more, but a 5-0 win is not to be sniffed at. More important was the quality of the performance. The Reds may not have hit top form for every single minute of this season, but with defensive fortitude ensuring valuable points in tight games and flourishes of brilliance like today, it is difficult to argue United are undeserving of this position at the top of the table.