Harry Maguire holds his hand up in celebration against Tranmere.

Match Rewind: The best big wins of 2019/20

Wednesday 06 May 2020 11:00

The latest installment from your 'live' football supply line is here, as our ace 'Match Rewind' series returns.

Every other day for the past eight weeks, we've been asking Reds across the world to vote on their favourite United game from a particular category. The winner is then shown in full, for free, via our Official App and the home page of ManUtd.com.
Our latest theme brings us right up to the current season which, let's not forget, stalled at a very positive moment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Reds, who were on an 11-game unbeaten run.
Specifically, we're asking you to choose one of our four biggest wins from 2019/20. Read on to find out which goal-busting goodies are on offer...
What a way to kick off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first full season in charge. A packed house at Old Trafford, top-class opposition and an imperious United performance. In fairness, Frank Lampard's Blues more than contributed to the contest, despite the final scoreline, and could count themselves unlucky to be behind at the break due to a Marcus Rashford penalty.
Rashford nets United first goal of the season from the penalty spot.
But there was no denying the Reds' raw power on the counter-attack. Once Anthony Martial made it two, the floodgates opened. Rashford sprung onto Paul Pogba's aerial through ball minutes after his strike partner's finish to fire home number three, and then there was a dream debut goal for new signing Daniel James. A simply perfect day in M16.
This FA Cup tie at Prenton Park in late January had 'banana skin' written all over it for the Reds, who were reeling after consecutive Premier League defeats to Liverpool and Burnley and also missing Marcus Rashford, injured during the third-round replay win over Wolves. To add to this sense of an impending shock, Rovers’ pitch was more akin to a battlefield than a playing field, with their own third-round victory over top-flight Watford coming on the same rain-sodden turf just three days earlier.
Rovers started well and threatened to score several times in the first 10 minutes. But although travelling Reds expected an uncomfortable afternoon, Harry Maguire and Diogo Dalot quickly produced rockets to break their United ducks and then Jesse Lingard added a third, effectively ending the contest within 16 minutes. Another rare scorer, Phil Jones, then stretched our lead further, before efforts from Martial and Greenwood helped us rack up six for the first time since the Sir Alex Ferguson era, dramatically quashing any romantic notions of a Sunday shock.
After a 1-1 draw in Bruges in the first leg of this round-of-32 clash, the Reds returned to Manchester and put on a five-star display. A first-half penalty from Bruno Fernandes – awarded for a blatant goal-denying handball that reduced the visitors to 10 men – sent us on our way and Odion Ighalo's maiden strike for the club doubled our advantage. Then, in only his second game back from a significant injury, Scott McTominay made it three just minutes before the break, powerfully striking home from the edge of the box.
Ighalo is congratulated after tapping home his first United goal.
Prior to this match, Fred had only scored once for United – way back in September 2018 against Wolves – so the Brazilian's brace during the closing stages came as a pleasant surprise. The first came courtesy of a low cutback from Jesse Lingard, while his second, deep into stoppage time, arrived when Tahith Chong picked the midfielder out in acres of space just outside the box. Fred curled home to make it an emphatic 5-0 on the night, and 6-1 on aggregate.
Our final match choice – and, in fact, our last game before the coronavirus crisis led to football's indefinite suspension – is the 5-0 win against LASK, which saw all the goals scored by five different players. The Austrian outfit, who had billed the fixture as their 'match of the century' beforehand, went behind after half an hour, when Ighalo produced some brilliant trickery to tee up a half-volley which he crashed home via the underside of the crossbar.

Daniel James then netted our second after the interval, completing a lightning counter-attack. The Wales international weaved his way from the left flank into the box, and coolly slotted home his first goal since late August. And the Reds weren't done there, with three more strikes coming in the final 10 minutes. Fred threaded a glorious through ball for Mata to finish, before Greenwood netted a fourth, which went in off both posts. There was still just enough time for Andreas Pereira to score our fifth, with a speculative shot from distance that rolled in off the keeper.
Andreas celebrates United's final pre-lockdown goal, in Linz.
You can select which of the four matches you want to see by voting in our Match Rewind live blog.
The vote closes at 16:00 BST on Thursday (7 May) and we’ll show the winning game in full, and for free, on the Official App and ManUtd.com at 19:00 BST later that evening.
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