United’s fine form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued at Selhurst Park (Picture: Getty)Manchester United racked up their eighth consecutive away win in all competitions with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils travelled to south London with an injury-ravaged squad but took control of proceedings regardless, with Romelu Lukaku – who started through the middle with Marcus Rashford only fit enough for a place on the bench – the star of the show, netting in each half.
Incredibly, the result means United have now won eight straight games on the road since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over – something not even Sir Alex Ferguson managed.
Lukaku made up for a missed sitter early on with a well taken pair of goals (Picture: Getty)Going into the match, Solskjaer was tied on seven consecutive away wins, a run that started all the way back against Cardiff City on December 22 in the Norwegian’s first game in charge.
Since then United have won away at Newcastle, Spurs, Arsenal, Leicester, Fulham, Chelsea and now Crystal Palace.
Ferguson had only ever managed to win seven matches in a row, first doing so between April and August across two seasons in 1993.
He equalled the record almost a decade later, winning seven in a row between March and April 2002 – a run that Solskjaer was part of and helped secure the Premier League title.
United are now just five points behind third place Spurs in the Premier League table (Getty)On Wednesday night, United had Lukaku to thank for the victory; he took his first goal well, guiding the ball home after a jinking run from Luke Shaw, and the second was a thumping volley.
Palace hit back soon after through Joel Ward’s header and piled the pressure on as time ran out, but United showed they have resolve to match their flair under Solskjaer and added a game-killing third goal through Ashley Young late on.
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