Manchester United equaled their 26-year-old record with a 9-0 win against Southampton at Old Trafford. The Saints were down to 10-men just after 80 seconds when Alexandre Jankewitz was sent off after a tackle on Scott Mctominay. Manchester United defender Aaron Wan Bissaka opened the scoring and Rashford doubled the lead, Edinson Cavani was back on the scoresheet after missing sitters against Arsenal.
The Red Devils face Everton on Saturday and United are concerned over Cavani’s fitness. The Uruguayan forward was subbed at halftime after suffering a knock and according to reports by Goal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated the forward will be fit to face the Merseyside club this weekend. Anthony Martial was back on the scoresheet and scored a brace and earned a penalty which was converted by Bruno Fernandes.
Cavani has been in great form since joining United this summer. The 33-year old has a good record against Everton this season. He scored the insurance goal the last time these two sides met at Goodison Park and also broke the deadlock in the league cup game. Manchester United lacked a leader on the pitch for years and Cavani’s impact has been great. The forward assisted Fernandes against Leicester City scored the equalizer against Fulham and scored two goals including the winner against Southampton at Saint Mary’s stadium.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also stated that defender Eric Bailly is a doubt for the game but the positive update on Manchester United’s new number 7 is a huge boost for the side. City rival Manchester City will travel to Anfield and Liverpool will look to get back to winning ways after a setback against Brighton. United can close the gap on table-toppers City with all three points and the United fans will root for a positive result for Liverpool. City will be without key players like Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero to face Liverpool, and United fans might just get the desired results.
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