It was a double celebration at the Old Trafford, Manchester United extended their superb form since interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho.
The match began with a minute’s applause to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of United’s legendary manager Matt Busby. The red devils never took long before Solskjaer’s side took the lead in the 27th minute.
Gaetan Bong conceded a penalty with a foul on Paul Pogba and the France midfielder stroked home the spot-kick for his 10th goal of the season.
Pogba’s ‘rocking the baby’ celebration was to mark him becoming a father for the first time, with his girlfriend Maria Salaues believed to have given birth this week.
United winger Marcus Rashford marked his 150th game for the club with his side’s second goal in the 42nd minute.
Rashford sent a superb finish into the far corner from a tight angle for his fourth goal in his last five games.
Pascal Gross reduced the deficit in the 72nd minute, but United weren’t to be denied as they moved within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea, who face Arsenal later on Saturday.
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