Man Utd’s win over Leeds was tenth time side have scored over five under Ole

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An incredible stat has emerged that proves why Manchester United fans continue to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the manager.

United impressively flexed their Premier League muscles on Saturday lunchtime.

And the Red Devils put a hapless Leeds United to the sword as they ran riot at Old Trafford, hitting the Yorkshire side for five in an impressive display.

Paul Pogba was commander-in-chief as he supplied for assists, while Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, and Fred were all on target.

And Saturday was the tenth time, in 152 games, that Solskjaer's side has scored five or more goals in a competitive contest.

Solskjaer's side have embraced the 'United way' more than his predecessors.

Between David Moyes and Jose Mourinho, United played 320 competitive fixtures, and United only scored five or more goals twice.

Both of those clashes came in Europe, one in the Europa League and one in the Champions League.

The first, under Moyes, was a Champions League group stage clash with Bayern Leverkusen in 2013, which United ran out 5-0 winners.

None of the goal scorers from that evening remains at the club, and Ryan Giggs was one of the names to get an assist.

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The second occasion came three years later, in a round of 32 Europa League clash with Danish side FC Midtjylland.

The fixture is best remembered for, a then-unknown, Marcus Rashford announcing himself to the big stage.

United were 2-1 down on aggregate, and with Antony Martial injured in the warm-up, Rashford was thrust into the limelight when he was given a starting role.

He bagged twice as United scored five on the evening to send them through to the next round.

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Solskjaer's first came against his former side Cardiff City, in late 2018, and his team has gone on to shun the defensive style of play that persisted under Mourinho.

The Leeds result is the tenth time United have scored five or more since Solskjaer's appointment.

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