Manchester United's best performances have always occurred when the team goes all-out attack mode. This can occasionally produce extremely stunning outcomes. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, the 13-time Premier League champions used to thrash top teams on a regular basis. We take a look back at some of United's most memorable triumphs.
The 8-2 triumph was one of United's most lopsided victories over Arsenal, one of United's fiercest Premier League rivals. Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney scored , Nani, and Park Ji-sung all finding the net. United finished second that season, behind Manchester City, who won the title on the final day of the season. United just missed out on the title due to a goal differential.
4. Manchester United 9-0 Ipswitch
Manchester United's 9-0 triumph over Ipswich Town in March 1995, on the other hand, still holds the Premier League record for the largest winning margin. Andy Cole scored five goals in 1995, Mark Hughes two, and Roy Keane and Paul Ince one each. Cole was in his first season at the club, having joined from Newcastle in January 1995. He scored 121 goals in 275 games for Man United during his time there.
3. Manchester United 8-1 Nottinham Forest
In this 1999 match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made headlines when he came off the bench to score four goals in the final ten minutes. With two goals each, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole had already boosted United to a large lead.
2. Manchester United - 7-0 Barnsley, October 1997
United thrashed Barnsley 7-0 at Old Trafford, with Andy Cole scoring a hat trick in the first half and Ryan Giggs scoring two goals in eithe half. On that occasion, Paul Scholes and Karel Poborsk were the other scorers. Sir Alex Ferguson's side finished second in the Premier League, a point behind winners Arsenal, who won their first title under Arsène Wenger, the first non-British manager to do so. Barnsley were relegated, but they avenged themselves by knocking United out of the FA Cup fifth round.
1. Southampton loses 9-0 against Manchester United.
Last season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side thrashed Saints at Old Trafford, with seven different players scoring. Manchester United's 9-0 thrashing of Southampton last season matched a Premier League record for the greatest margin of victory in the competition's history. Saints got off to the worst possible start at Old Trafford, with Alexandre Jankewitz receiving a straight red card just two minutes in for a terrible charge on Scott McTominay. Jankewitz became the first player since Serge Aurier for Tottenham in September 2017 to get sent off on his Premier League debut, and at 19 years, 39 days old, he is the youngest player to be sent off in the competition since Jack Wilshire (18 years 288 days) in October 2010. United scored four goals in the first half .The Red Devils led 4-0 at halftime thanks to goals from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, a Jan Bednarek own goal, and Edinson Cavani's. The visitors' problems worsen in the second half, when they gave up two goals to Anthony Martial, one to McTominay, and one a piece to Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James, as well as seeing Bednarek sent off. United's victory matched the club's previous record for greatest margin of victory in the Premier League, which it set in 1995 with a 9-0 triumph over Ipswich Town.
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