Match Rewind: United's 9-0 wins
Euro 2020 may be starting this weekend, but we’re continuing with our Match Rewind series as we ask you to choose between more classic Manchester United matches.
On Monday, we streamed United’s 6-2 victory over Roma in this season’s Europa League semi-final.
We’ll be showing another big Old Trafford win for the Reds at 17:00 BST on Saturday, but which will it be: the 9-0 shellacking of Ipswich Town in 1995, or the destruction of Southampton by the same scoreline in February of this year?
OPTION 1: UNITED 9 IPSWICH 0
The Reds sent relegation-threatened Ipswich closer to the brink in March 1995, by recording what then stood on its own as the Premier League’s record victory. Roy Keane got the scoring under way after 16 minutes, before Andy Cole netted the first of a sensational five-goal haul to put us well and truly in the driving seat. By half-time, it was 3-0, with Cole on hand again to turn home after Mark Hughes’s scissor kick had hit the bar.
A quickfire double followed after the break as Cole completed his hat-trick and Hughes got in on the act. The Welshman combined with compatriot Giggs to make it six and then Cole struck past beleaguered Town keeper Craig Forrest. Paul Ince capitalised on Forrest’s lack of concentration to chip into an empty net, and Cole rounded off a match for the ages by reacting first to find the net with a minute to go.
OPTION 2: UNITED 9 SOUTHAMPTON 0
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side had matched Ipswich’s record in October 2019, when Leicester ran riot at St Mary’s and it happened again in February on a remarkable night at an empty Old Trafford. Alex Jankewitz’s second-minute sending off left the visitors up against it and by half-time the Reds led 4-0, with Edinson Cavani’s header adding to an own goal from Jan Bednarek and efforts by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rang the changes at the break and it seemed United had settled, until substitute Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay struck two in the space of two minutes. Bednarek then brought Martial down in the box and was sent off, with Bruno Fernandes tucking home the penalty. United still needed two going into injury time to emulate the class of 1995, but with the nine men struggling, Martial netted a second and Daniel James tapped home Fernandes’s header to ensure history was repeated.
HOW TO VOTE
The poll in our Official App is open now – simply vote for your favourite and we’ll show the winner in full and for free on ManUtd.com and in the app at 17:00 BST on Saturday 12 June.