Last night will go down in Manchester United history as they equalled their biggest ever Premier League victory.

The 9-0 win over Southampton matched the margin of victory at home to Ipswich in March 1995.

It was a perfect night with strong performances across the pitch and got confidence up after two winless games.

It is not easy to narrow the best moments of the match down to just three, but we have given it a go…

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Marcus Rashford’s goal

United did a fantastic job of breaking Southampton down in the first half.

Scoring against a ten-man defence isn’t an easy task but United made it look straightforward.

For Marcus Rashford’s goal to make it 2-0, the interplay between Luke Shaw and Mason Greenwood was intricate.

And Rashford’s finish was ruthless, firing home a goal which effectively sealed the points with 25 minutes gone.

United’s desire to keep the tempo up was notable throughout the first half and this goal was deserved reward for that.

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Anthony Martial’s first goal

With the game heading into its final 20 minutes, the scoreline was still 4-0 and United could have easily let it peter out.

But Bruno Fernandes produced a sumptuous dinked through ball to Anthony Martial, who still had plenty to do.

 

He hadn’t scored in eight games but showed absolutely no signs of low confidence, bringing the ball under control before smashing it past Alex McCarthy.

That was the goal Martial needed to get the monkey off his back and he took it extremely well.

It was also the catalyst for United to go on a five-goal spree in the final part of the match.

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Dan James’ goal

Another player in need of a goal for his confidence was Dan James.

Again, Fernandes was the provider, and the Welshman sorted his feet out impressively before turning the ball home.

The winger’s celebrations showed what it meant to him.

It was also impressive that United showed creativity and ruthlessness right until the last minute.

That desire to push forward will please Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United didn’t pushed forward in pursuit of that record-equalling win.

It wasn’t easy to choose just three top moments on a night of flowing football and goals from all over the park.

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