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Solskjaer in high spirit after Man Utd four-goal win over Real Sociedad

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in high spirit as Manchester United secured a stunning 4-0 away victory over Real Sociedad on Thursday.

Bruno Fernandes was once again the star for United, scoring two goals on either side of half-time.

Sociedad had to contend with playing their home fixture in Turin due to coronavirus travel restrictions, and after a frantic opening few minutes, they were inferior to United all night.

Former United starlet Adnan Januzaj curled wide after just 70 seconds before Alexander Isak was denied by Dean Henderson.

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Marcus Rashford had two chances before Fernandes opened the scoring after 27 minutes.

A collision between defenders Igor Zubeldia and Robin le Normand and goalkeeper Alex Remiro, left the Portugal International with a simple tap-in.

The second goal was vintage Fernandes as the 27-year-old released an excellent strike from outside the box past Álex Remiro.

Fernandes has now scored 33 goals since making his United debut 12 months ago.

Rashford then got in on the act with 64 minutes on the clock, drilling in a low strike from the edge of the area to make it three.

Daniel James capped off a rare start with a 90th minute goal, fired through the legs of Remiro.

In pleasing news for United fans, teenager Amad made his debut as a substitute when he replaced Mason Greenwood with seven minutes remaining.

Speaking after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with how ‘dangerous’ his side looked in Italy.

“We scored some good goals and played some nice football,” Solskjaer said. “We deserved to win but maybe not by four goals. On a night like this when we find spaces we can be a dangerous team.

“We had to defend well, they have some terrific players up front and we earned the right to counter-attack quickly. They opened up and we got the spaces we wanted.

“Every team attacks you, it’s about finding the moments to find the space. We are a work in progress, we are learning and some games we have not been able to win lately.”

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