Manchester United made it four wins from four under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle at St. James’ Park that saw the interim manager emulate Sir Matt Busby.
Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored with his first touch on 63 minutes, 38 seconds after coming on, before Marcus Rashford wrapped up the three points 10 minutes from time.
The victory sees Solskjaer become only the second manager in Manchester United’s history to win their first four games in charge, after Busby in 1946, and sees sixth-placed United move to within six points of the top four.
Newcastle, who have now won just one of their last eight league games, stay 15th, just two points clear of the relegation zone.
Manchester United had not tasted victory on Tyneside since March 2015, and that looked set to continue as they rode their luck in a first-half performance in stark contrast of those seen in Solskjaer’s first three games.
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