After a harsh and humiliating defeat against local rivals Manchester City midweek in the Carabao Cup, Manchester United showed a reaction in front of their fans and easily thrashed Norwich 4-0 at the Old Trafford on Saturday. Marcus Rashford twice, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood scored the goals of the Red Devils win for the 22nd Matchday of the Premier League.
The result leaves United in fifth place with 34 points, five behind Chelsea, who beat Burnley earlier today and are the first team in the UEFA Champions League qualifying zone. Man United’s victory also easies a little bit the absurd pressure manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been suffering over the past days, especially at Manchester.
The first half had a solitary goal. Spanish Juan Mata took in from the right, cut inside and connected with Rashford on the second post. The England striker stretched himself to complete home through his left foot and to open the scoring. 1-0 Man United.
The second of the Red Devils would come just in the second half, with 57 mins. Rashford was the architect of the play, as he picked Willians out inside the area, as the youngster was brought down by Dutch keeper Tim Krul.
The referee quickly confirmed the pen, which was taken by Man United’s number 10, Rashford, who fired home at the right corner It was his 12th goal in the English Premier League, and his 19th in the season.
Two minutes later, after a quick corner kick for Mata, the Spaniard managed to pull off a beautiful cross to Martial, who climbed high to make it three at Old Trafford.
On 76, Harry Maguire’s long ball found Mason Greenwood, who struck a low shot from outside of the box straight at the corner to wrap it up for Red Devils. 4-0 at home.