Ole Gunnar Solskjaer couldn’t have asked for a better opening day. Manchester United were up against it early in the second half against Leeds, having initially scored the opening goal before the interval through Bruno Fernandes.
Luke Ayling equalised just moments after half-time and some pressure from the visitors ensued. A sublime pass from Paul Pogba, the second of four assists within 70 minutes, put Mason Greenwood through on goal and the teenager made no mistake.
Bruno Fernandes scored his second shortly after, and then his third, and Manchester United were suddenly in cruise control against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
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Fred has scored just two Premier League goals for Manchester United since he signed for the club in 2018 and the Brazil international scored his side’s fifth after, you guessed it, yet another assist from Paul Pogba.
3 – Paul Pogba is the eighth Manchester United player to assist three goals in a single Premier League game, and first since Antonio Valencia against Wolves in December 2011. Generosity. #MUNLEE pic.twitter.com/DP04KQGCEs
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2021
The goal, as seen above, was wildly celebrated at Old Trafford, as you would expect in a fixture of this magnitude.