While Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke plundered goals for fun, it was substitutes Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who struck in the Champions League final. And now the Norwegian has an awesome foursome of his own.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are the United manager’s first-choice strike pairing for now. But do not discount Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.
The latter has re-branded himself a super-sub under Solskjaer, while Sanchez could have a major role to play.
Sir Alex Ferguson believed that four strikers were vital to a successful campaign. But for too long United have not had sufficient strength in depth in that area.
Things have changed now, and Solskjaer is getting the best out of a quartet Jose Mourinho struggled to inspire.
United are not going to win the treble this season. However, with four outstanding strikers in their ranks, they could yet have a fine campaign.
The interim United boss knows all about scoring goals, and suddenly the Old Trafford faithful are seeing them in abundance.
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