Manchester’s United’s changed assault by and by joined devastatingly to give manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his third progressive success with an amazing triumph over Bournemouth.
A first 50% of unceremonious assaulting football saw United score multiple times, with Paul Pogba netting his second double in successive games and Marcus Rashford getting the other.
They are currently just three behind fifth-set Arsenal, having trailed by eight after the spirit sapping 3-1 defeated at Liverpool prior this month.
Pogba jabbed in his first after Rashford had entranced both Nathan Ake and Diego Rico on the right, before the French World Cup winner headed in from Ander Herrera’s unique delivery.
It was 3-0 when Anthony Martial, back in the XI in the wake of recouping from a bug, gave an awesome cross to Rashford to slide his shot past Asmir Begovic.
Bournemouth, who had looked hazardous on set-pieces, pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time when Ake headed in following great work by David Brooks.
Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored United’s fourth from Pogba’s pass two minutes after coming on, while defender Eric Bailly was appeared straight red card for scything down Cherries midfielder Ryan Fraser.
United have now found the net multiple times in the three matches since Solskjaer took over as a manager.
This triumph implies the 45-year-old has imitated Sir Matt Busby and Jose Mourinho by winning his initial three league games in charge.
Solskjaer will look to make it a fourth at Newcastle on Wednesday.