Manchester United launched 2019 with a clash against Newcastle United. It was a perfect start for Solskjaer's squad as Rafa Benitez and his boys were blown away thanks to goals from Rashford and Lukaku.
Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from 2019 take-off.
1. PARK THE BUS FORMATION.
Newcastle came into the game with fear and trembling. They brought a very big bus with them and parked it in front of their goal post.
It was nice watching a game in which a bus was parked but not by Manchester United.
2. BENDING IT LIKE CR-7.
Our 'whiz-kid', Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' once again rattled the Newcastle goalkeeper with his free-kick which is improving daily. He took it well, bent it like CR-7 and it was too hot to handle.
His finish for the 2nd goal was unlike him; super calm. The Solskjaer effect is gradually taking effect.
3. LIKE SOLSKJAER LIKE SUPER SUB
In his playing days, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was 'Igwe' Ferguson's super sub.He has brought that spirit into the squad.
Against Bournemouth, Romelu 'Timaya' Lukaku scored within minutes of substitution. Against Newcastle, he scored within 38 seconds. At this rate, he may score from home against Reading or Tottenham.
4. TOUGH LINDELOF
Our 'Jollof' defender is growing daily into a defensive bull. He has been impressive and versus Newcastle, he was once again outstanding.
With less pressure on the defence due to the attacking set up of the team, the Swede is truly blossoming.....More 'Ororo' to his elbow.
5. BUZZING HERRERA
Ander 'Akinbode' Herrera was everywhere in United's midfield, making tackles, intercepting passes, breaking play and recycling the ball along side Nemanja 'Agu' Matic.
His energy both on and off the ball is admirable. He is '12 yards' of Captain material for the future.
IN THE END, a big Congrats to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who became the 2nd manager in United's history to win this first 4 games after Sir Matt Busby in 1946.
Kudos to Alexis who returned with an assist for Marcus Rashford.
Who was your man of the match?
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GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.