Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has created Manchester United history with his starting line-up against Southampton at Old Trafford this evening.
The Norwegian boss has named an unchanged line-up for the fifth league game running for the first time in over 27 years.
As noted by Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst, Sir Alex Ferguson was the last United boss to do this all the way back in February 1993.
And the fact that Solskjaer’s line-up remains the same yet again tells us he has finally found his most balanced team.
United have won their last four league games by three goals and the continuity in team selection owes to the consistency in performances since last month’s restart.
Partnerships and understandings are developing all across the pitch, from Luke Shaw overlapping Marcus Rashford on the left-flank to Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic knowing whether to stay or go on the attack.
Solskjaer will know that he will have to manage his squad in the coming days with the league game away to Crystal Palace on Thursday before the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley.
Perhaps we will see some rotation at Selhurst Park in three days time, but Solskjaer’s best side must do the business against Southampton.
The Reds can leapfrog Leicester City and Chelsea into third place in the Premier League with victory this evening, and assert themselves as favourites for a top four finish.
United unchanged for the fifth league game running for the first time since February 1993. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) July 13, 2020