If you ever want to know how to run a fast break:
Get yourself a Lukaku.
And an Alexis Sánchez, to string the whole thing together.
Since Ole Solskjær took over two weeks ago, United have been, well united.
The win streak, the confidence, the free-flowing play—having cut loose the Jose-Mourinho-sized albatross around their necks.
It’s like that scene in Glory Road, where the players finally bust out…
And play “their game”:
Among the reactions to the Solskjær era, they’ve been strong, positive…
And they’ve come in two forms:
(A) The measured, the professional, the blue-checkmark:
Delicious ball from Sánchez and an expert finish from Rashford. Brilliant goal and counter attack. Rashford’s doing wonders.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 2, 2019
And (B) the stream-of-apeshit-consciousness:
FECKIN GET IN!!! MAGIC GOAL! What a move and epic assist from Sanchez and what an outstanding finish from Rashers with OLE like composure! Ole's been saying he"s gonna show Rashers how to just pass it past the goalkeeper with composure n true to his word!All hail Ole!#MUFC #GGMU
— Claire Williams (@Clairadactel) January 2, 2019
And maybe (C) there’s a third, the preferred one.
The group one.
The sing-song one:
"Ole’s at the wheel
Tell me how good does it feel
We’ve got Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Fred
Marcus Rashford’s a Manc born and bred
Du du du du dudu du du
Greatest of English football
We’ve won it all"
— Enock Kobina Essel (@kobinaessel39) January 2, 2019
Watching this fast break down the field, Lukaku drawing two defenders…
The pass to Sánchez, and the turn, the vision, the precise assist to Rashford.
It makes you want to sing, too.
Or pledge allegiance, to this magician of the EPL:
Ole Gunnar Solskjær.