Chris Smalling's remarkable record
Chris Smalling scored for the third consecutive away match in the Premier League when opening the scoring at Bournemouth - a remarkable record for a defender.
Interestingly, he told United Review at the turn of the year that his friends had been telling him he gets at least one good chance a game and it was one of his chief aims to score more often in 2018.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic managed to get on the scoresheet in five consecutive games on the road, a feat matched by Johnny Morris, while Liam Whelan had a seven-match streak in 1956 while numerous others warrant a mention, including some of the greatest marksmen in the club's history.
But the only other defender to match up to Smalling is O'Shea - even Steve Bruce, a regular scorer from the back, failed to achieve a three-game burst away from Old Trafford.