Manchester United beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 at the Amex Stadium, thanks to two goals by Portugese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who scored either side of halftime.
Earlier, Mason Greenwood opened United’s account. With this, Manchester United is two points behind fourth-place Chelsea and in contention for the Champions League.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his players' “confidence and quality” after the memorable evening.
“Oh, I rate this performance highly. Fantastic from the word go. The boys were full of confidence and quality. We played some exceptional stuff. It’s always hard to play against Brighton, Graham’s teams keep the ball well, but I thought we pressed them well from the front - Anthony, Marcus, Mason, Bruno showed intensity and the intent. We spoke about intent before the game, on and off the ball, and when we had it, we tried to create and we did create with some fantastic goals. “The players are fit. We did have a meeting, just before the lockdown, about making this work our way and we promised each other that we were all going to come back in really fit and ready to go because we know we have loads to play for. And I think it's been proven right. They've done their work and we've got a big squad. Of course it's nice to be able to rotate but Bruno [played] 120 minutes, Luke 120 minutes and Harry 120 minutes the other day and perform as well as they did, fantastic,” Ole told MUTV.
The victory at the Amex means United have now gone 15 games unbeaten in all competitions, including three wins and a draw since the restart earlier this month.