Season recap: United 4 Norwich 0
There are just four days to go until Manchester United's Premier League season resumes, and we're already into 2020 in our countdown of Premier League wins from the season so far. Next up, it's Norwich...
Manchester United's strikeforce did the damage as the Reds cruised to a 4-0 victory against Norwich City in the rain at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford helped himself to two goals, one from the penalty spot, before Anthony Martial headed in a third, and substitute Mason Greenwood completed a good day for the hit-men department with the icing on the cake.
It was a comfortable triumph for the Reds and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been pleased that all his strikers had confidence-boosting goals as United demolished the Premier League strugglers.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “I'm very happy. We started on the front foot. When you can walk off, and I am sure the opposition are talking about Man United as a very hard-working team, that is what I want from my team. In any Premier League game, you have to take advantage of the pressure and domination you get. The second half was very good. We're at home, we're winning 1-0. You could easily be disappointed towards the end of the first half that we don't go in two or three up, but the way they chased about the pitch like a hunt of chasing dogs, I'm really, really proud of.”
Juan Mata: “It was very nice to play today. We found spaces, we found the pockets and we could play some balls into our strikers all over the pitch. I think that is a good sign. It is very nice for a player like me to play with these kind of players. They make runs and you can play the ball either into their feet or in behind and create a good ball into a goal. That is important to us as playmakers.”
MAN OF THE MATCH
On his 200th appearance for the club, Rashford was the winner of our post-match fan poll on the Official App. The 22-year-old's brace brought him up to 19 goals for the season in all competitions - the mark he's currently on after recovering from a back injury suffered in the Reds' very next game. The homegrown forward edged out the impressive Mata and Brandon Williams for the accolade, his fifth of the season.