Marcus Rashford celebrates with Manchester United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between between Cardiff City and Manchester United.
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MAN OF THE MATCH: Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) celebrates with Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard
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- Cardiff City - Etheridge 6, Manga 3, Bamba 4, Morrison 4, Cunningham 4, Gunnarsson 5, Camarasa 5, Arter 4, Hoilett 3, Paterson 5, Murphy 5..subs: Zohore 5, Harris 5, Ralls N/A
- Manchester United - De Gea 6, Young 6, Lindelof 7, Jones 5, Shaw 5, Matic 6, Herrera 6, Pogba 7, Lingard 8, Rashford 7, Martial 8..subs: Fred 5, Fellaini N/A, Pereira N/A
- 3' - GOAL! CARDIFF CITY 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED (MARCUS RASHFORD) - Perfect start for United! They win a free-kick in a dangerous area. Paul Pogba stands over but he dummies it and in comes Rashford. His free-kick arrows into the bottom corner. Might have taken a slight deflection but when your luck's in!
- 29' - GOAL! CARDIFF CITY 0-2 MANCHESTER UNITED (ANDER HERRERA) Out of nowhere United have doubled their lead! De Gea lumps it up and Pogba plays it off to Herrera. No-one closes him down so he decides to have a go. It cannons off Cunningham, over Etheridge and into the goal. Funny how luck can change all of a sudden...
- 38' - GOAL! CARDIFF CITY 1-2 MANCHESTER UNITED (VICTOR CAMARASA) Fantastic penalty from Camarasa as he smashes it into the corner. Game on...
- 41' - GOAL! CARDIFF CITY 1-3 MANCHESTER UNITED (ANTHONY MARTIAL) Oh that is absolutely sensational from United, that's what their fans have been waiting for with Solskjaer's appointment. The interplay between the forward players there was wonderful there and Martial calmly slotted it into the corner.
- 57' - GOAL! CARDIFF CITY 1-4 MANCHESTER UNITED (JESSE LINGARD) Lingard takes the ball off regular taker Pogba but doesn't mess it up as he slams the ball into the corner. A second excellent penalty from this match and now it's a question of how many for United you suspect...
- 90' - GOAL! CARDIFF CITY 1-5 MANCHESTER UNITED (JESSE LINGARD) Simple as you like! Lovely goal as Pogba strolls forward, slips it through to Lingard, who rounds Etheridge and tucks it home. The first time United have scored five since Sir Alex Ferguson's final game.
- Manchester United scored 5+ goals in a Premier League game for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match in charge, in May 2013 against West Brom (5-5).
- Since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, four of the five different managers to take charge of Manchester United have seen their side score 3+ goals in their first Premier League game (Moyes 4, Mourinho 3, Giggs 4 and Solskjaer 5).
- Anthony Martial has been directly involved in 70 goals for Manchester United in all competitions (45 goals, 25 assists); the most of any player for the club since his debut in September 2015.
- Marcus Rashford has had a hand in more Premier League goals this season than any other Manchester United player (9 – four goals and five assists).
- Anthony Martial made his 100th appearance for Manchester United in the Premier League, becoming just the fourth Frenchman to reach this tally for the club after Eric Cantona, Mikael Silvestre and Patrice Evra.