Spirits are high following Manchester United’s 5-1 win over Cardiff City in the Premier League.
It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first match as caretaker manager and the Norwegian boss allowed his to enjoy themselves on the pitch with free-flowing attacking football.
The Reds have not scored five goals in one Premier League match since Sir Alex Ferguson was at the helm, so it’s only fitting that it came under Solksjaer in his first game as manager.
We can only hope this is a sign of things to come from United this season. The players looked happy after being given freedom on the pitch and that also shows with the big 5-1 scoreline.
Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Lingard all got their name on the scoresheet.
Here is how Reds reacted to the win on social media (former player Rafael Da Silva even got involved):
Excited now becomes happy. Plenty of tests to come, plenty that is going wrong at our club, but Ole’s message all week has been one of positivity rather than slagging off the players he had to use, and that showed throughout the game. Brilliant.
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) December 22, 2018
Could get used to that! #mufc
— Andrew Kilduff (@TuftyMUFC) December 22, 2018
Solskjaer applauding the fans and punching the air. Pogba gives his shirt to a fan. Positivity has well and truly returned to United. Remarkable #mufc managerial debut.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 22, 2018
Did Keown mention during that 90 minutes how #MUFC are enjoying themselves more than under Mourinho?! 🙄😄
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) December 22, 2018
In a short period of time Mick Phelan has used his Utd coaching experience under Fergie to convince the players that it is a reasonable idea to pass the ball to someone in the same colour of shirt, e.g. red with a hint of black!!!
— Brian McClair (@BrianMcClair13) December 22, 2018
5 golsss it’s been a long time with out you my friend ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Rafael da Silva (@orafa2) December 22, 2018
MUFC score five in a league game for the first time in the post Fergie era.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) December 22, 2018
There were a few mini versions of the 20LEGEND banner put out in the away end today. #mufc
— Stretford End Flags (@SEF_MUFC) December 22, 2018
Lingard at his best today…intelligent running all over the pitch…two goals and an assist…all part of an excellent team performance!
— The MUFC Academy 🐝 (@mrmujac) December 22, 2018