Ole Gunnar  breaks yet another historic record in Man Utd win over Palace

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secures record eight straight away win, breaking Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of seven matches.

United’s fine form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued at Selhurst Park as Manchester United racked up their eighth consecutive away win in all competitions with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils travelled to south London with an injury-ravaged squad but took control of proceedings regardless, with Romelu Lukaku – who started through the middle with Marcus Rashford only fit enough for a place on the bench – the star of the show, netting in each half.

Incredibly, the result means United have now won eight straight games on the road since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over – something not even Sir Alex Ferguson managed.

Lukaku made up for a missed sitter early on with a well taken pair of goals (Picture: Getty)

Going into the match, Solskjaer was tied on seven consecutive away wins, a run that started all the way back against Cardiff City on December 22 in the Norwegian’s first game in charge.

Since then United have won away at Newcastle, Spurs, Arsenal, Leicester, Fulham, Chelsea and now Crystal Palace.

Ferguson had only ever managed to win seven matches in a row, first doing so between April and August across two seasons in 1993.

He equalled the record almost a decade later, winning seven in a row between March and April 2002 – a run that Solskjaer was part of and helped secure the Premier League title.

 

 

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