Manchester United: 3 things learned from vital victory over Norwich City

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Manchester United defeated Norwich 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in what you felt was a crucial win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his backroom staff. Here are three things we learned from the match.

Coming into the fixture United had enjoyed a pretty good week prior to Sunday’s match, gaining a point against Liverpool the Sunday before and picking up their first win on the road since that night in Paris back in March.

However, Solskjaer had to ensure his United side didn’t drop any points at Carrow Road. All the hard work to get back on track would have been void, replaced with significant pressure heaping onto Ole’s shoulders.

Fortunately, though, United did win and in style too. Scott McTominay scored the club’s 2,000th Premier League goal to open the scoring in the first half; Marcus Rashford doubled the lead on the half-hour mark, to make up for previously missing a penalty in-between.

Anthony Martial failed to make it three before half-time after he also couldn’t find the back of the net from the penalty spot. However, like Rashford, the Frenchman made up for his error by getting on the scoresheet in the second half.

Onel Hernandez denied David de Gea and Manchester United a third clean sheet of the league campaign when he scored a consolation goal towards the end of the match, but by then Solskjaer’s men had already wrapped up the three points.

There were some top individual performances, great saves and super goals in the match, but what did we learn? Here are three things.

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