Manchester United’s 3-1 win away at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night ensured that they achieved a new record – eight straight wins away from home in all competitions.
Whether or not the caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is handed the managerial job permanently at the end of the current season remains to be seen, but the Norwegian has gotten himself in the club’s record books already, and achieved something that neither Sir Alex Ferguson nor Sir Matt Busby managed during their respective spells in charge at Old Trafford.
This record was achieved courtesy of Romelu Lukaku’s brace, who rose to the challenge during the Red Devils’ current injury crisis.
Solskjaer said in a post match interview with the BBC:
“Lukaku had two good goals and his link-up play was very good too.
“He is working hard in training and has been playing well. He’s had to play wide for me and had many defensive duties so I’m happy for him playing as a No. 9.
“It’s always good to see players taking their chance. That’s what it’s about at this club, when you get your chance, grab it.”
Next up for Manchester United is a home game against Southampton, who are just two points clear of the drop-zone.
A win for United could see them return to the top four, should Arsenal fail to beat Tottenham at Wembley in the early kick-off on Saturday.