Cardiff 1-5 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delighted as Red Devils run riot in managerial debut


Cardiff 1-5 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delighted as Red Devils run riot in managerial debut

Manchester United’s performance in Saturday evening’s defeat of Cardiff had Ole Gunnar Solskjaer understandably delighted.

Solskjaer was appointed the Old Trafford club’s caretaker manager earlier this week following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, and he took the Red Devils to Wales to face the the team he managed for a dreadful spell back in 2014

And not only did Solskjaer’s reign begin with a win, it was a win recorded in the most exceptional fashion, with United recording their first five-goal haul in a Premier League match since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in May 2013.

Solskjaer’s debut could hardly have gone any better

Jesse Lingard’s second-half brace complemented earlier efforts from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial as United won 5-1, with Victor Camarasa’s penalty a mere consolation for Cardiff.

Asked if there were any positives, Solskjaer laughed and said: “There’s quite a few!

“The attitude and application of the boys when you go out there and see them, the attitude has been fantastic, the dressing room, the way they approached this game.

“It’s been a difficult week for everyone and to get the focus and perform as well as they did impress.”