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.
◦ Man Utd 6-2 Roma (2021)
◦ Real Madrid 6-0 FC Zürich (1964)
The Red Devils become the first team in 57 years to score SIX in the semi-final of a major European competition 😳👏 pic.twitter.com/5HVkNVTC0f
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 29, 2021