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Man United match impressive 57-year-long record following 6-2 demolition job vs Roma

Manchester United were at their brilliant best during the second half of Thursday night’s Europa League semi-final against Roma.

Following a dire first-half, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed his side into the dressing room at the game’s break trailing 2-1.

In a desperate attempt to lift his first piece of major silverware since taking the reins at United, Solskjaer would have undoubtedly hammered his Red Devils and demanded a much better showing in the game’s second 45.

Fortunately for the Norweigan, his side did not disappoint.

Second-half goals from Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and then youngster Mason Greenwood successfully completed a stunning comeback as the Red Devils ran out eventual 6-2 winners.

Now with more than one foot firmly inside the final’s door, Solskjaer knows next week’s second-leg is more or less a dead-rubber.

Most impressively though, following what turned out to be an excellent eight-goal thriller, a stat has emerged that proves just how clinical the Red Devils were on the night.

According to BT Sport, United’s 6-2 thrashing over Roma sees them become the first side since Real Madrid in 1964 to score at least six goals in a European semi-final.

Read more: Stat proves Bruno Fernandes is the most lethal goalscorer in Europa League

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