Manchester United returned to successful methods in emphatic trend on Saturday evening with a 4-1 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
United recovered impressively after falling behind by Luke Shaw’s personal objective early on, with Harry Maguire’s bullet header restoring parity earlier than half-time.
And whereas Bruno Fernandes missed a second-half penalty, the playmaker bounced again to place United forward earlier than Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford added gloss to the scoreline late on.
It was a much-needed three factors for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet after two defeats of their first three video games and forward of three tough-looking league encounters with Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton.
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Here’s a round-up of what the nationwide media product of United’s return to kind.
“Darkish, damp, decidedly chilly, October nights on Tyneside can hardly ever have proved as restorative. After arriving apparently in pressing want of operating repairs, Manchester United boarded their flight dwelling from the north east exuding the recharged glow of holidaymakers en route from a fortnight within the solar,” Louise Taylor wrote for The Guardian .
“Though, an albeit typically overly deep-sitting, Newcastle performed their counterattacking half in an typically engrossingly entertaining contest, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s revamped facet deservedly put their latest stumbles behind them with objectives from Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford.
“Though the latter three got here within the last minutes, these dwelling followers who opted to not pay the scandalous £14.95 pay-per-view payment demanded on high of their month-to-month satellite tv for pc subscription and, as an alternative, donated the cash to an area meals financial institution are unlikely to harbour any regrets”
Every day Mail
“So for many who didn’t see the sport, right here’s a quick abstract – United received 4-1 however it might have been 14-1,” Craig Hope wrote for the Every day Mail . “Maguire was glorious, however so, too, have been fellow scorers Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer emerged afterwards to announce, ‘Our season began right now’. Daring phrases, however something apart from victory towards a subservient Newcastle would have led to questions over the supervisor’s future. So let’s mood the joy for now, even when United did create sufficient possibilities – 28 photographs on objective – to win this a number of occasions over.
“Maguire himself twice got here near scoring what might have been the winner at 1-1, and that will have been solely deserved for a efficiency that stated a lot about his character.”
“There have been sub-plots coming into this match, centring round how United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have his staff arrange after the defeat by Spurs, and the way Maguire would carry out,” Saj Chowdhury wrote for BBC Sport .
“The Norwegian caught by his skipper, whose kind has been inconsistent this season and who had been despatched off enjoying for England through the latest worldwide break.
“The centre-back produced arguably his most assured show of the season and it was considerably poetic that his precision header introduced his facet again into the match.
“The opposite particular person within the United camp who skilled each bitter and candy was Fernandes. He had beforehand scored 10 out of 10 from the spot for the Purple Devils however his run was delivered to an emphatic cease by the flying Darlow.”
“However for all their faults, United stay a devastating counter-attacking facet when at their finest and one magnificent break upfield 5 minutes from time – completed off by Fernandes, however created from vital contributions by Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek and Rashford – laid the foundations for an finally snug victory,” Mark Critchley wrote for The Unbiased .
“Wan-Bissaka and Rashford’s late additions to the scoreline confirmed but extra potential of United’s assault when it’s on tune.
“The defence might nonetheless use some work. There was one thing grimly comical about every of Tottenham’s six objectives at Previous Trafford and so it was with Newcastle’s.
“Like Jose Mourinho’s facet a fortnight in the past, they glided by United’s ranks on a devastating counter-attack which started with Victor Lindelof being turned deep in enemy territory and ended with Emil Krafth’s cross deflecting wickedly off Shaw and dropping contained in the close to publish.”