Rampant United scored four times in the first half after Southampton’s teenage midfielder Alexandre Jankewitz was dismissed in the second minute at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side hit five more after the break, tying them with Leicester’s 9-0 win at Southampton in 2019 and United’s own 9-0 victory against Ipswich in 1995.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s goal opened the floodgates and Marcus Rashford bagged United’s second. Jan Bednarek’s own goal made it three for the hosts before Edinson Cavani added the fourth. The goals kept coming as Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay netted before Bruno Fernandes’ penalty after Bednarek was sent off. Martial and Daniel James scored in stoppage-timeto complete an incredible display by United.
After the frustration of their shock defeat against Sheffield United and sour draw at Arsenal, the demolition job was a much-needed boost to their title bid. United’s first victory in three league games means they are behind leaders Manchester City only on goal difference. Pep Guardiola’s team have two games in hand, including one at Burnley on Wednesday.