They were almost not to recognize.
Saturday night troppede a group rødblusede United players up in Cardiff and delivered in the course of the 90 minutes of football a game of entertainment, as the club selected only few times the last several years has gradually rendered.
5-1 was the welsh hosts furry in a sometimes violently one-sided affair, where exactly was the joy, confidence and optimism to the track. No, it was actually quite clear.
It may for many, many thousands of hårdtprøvede United fans have been a redemption.
Now make a single swallow, as we know, no summer, but after the convincing efforts, where the offensive owner, and where the defensive even so quite nice out for long periods of time, it must give faith on things at Old Trafford over christmas.
Most of the focus was, of course, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who on Wednesday was confirmed as the new man in the hot seat, after José Mourinhos exit, and the Norwegian got an optimal start, as Marcus Rashfords free kick after three minutes of sped up in the net.
So is everything, of course, easier, and Cardiff City was certainly not an opponent, you bathed in sweat lie awake at night over. But United grabbed the dirigentstokken and dominated their opponent down under the lawn. A little further on in the half-time illustrated the Sol Bamba Cardiff hopelessness. After having conquered the ball and launched a counter-attack, which could be a toxic chance, he threw away the ball straight in the feet of an opponent.
Ander Herrera in the cheers of his scoring. Photo: Jon Super/AP
Shortly after the increased Ander Herrera 2-0, when he took a chance from outside. The ball was directed and cheated on Neil Etheridge in goal.
There was short-lived excitement about things, as Victor Camarasa probably exploited a penalty committed against Rashford, who took the upper arm to help in the field, but the difference in welsh mediocrity and United-the class was shown after 41 minutes.
Here played Anthony Martial ping-pong with Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard in the box, so the Cardiff defence looked like harmless træningskegler, and so increased the young frenchman to 3-1. It was a regular dream-football.
Jesse Lingard increased for both the 4-1 and 5-1 in 2. half. The first from the penalty spot after 57 minutes and since at the last minute on a frispilning. Kenneth Zohore came on the pitch for Cardiff and had a good chance to reduce, but David De Gea afvægede excellent.
the Victory means that United is number six in the Premier League but with eight points up to Arsenal and Chelsea.
It was also the first time since the 25. February 2016, where United won with the same digits over FC Midtjylland in the Europa League 1/16-finals, that team scores five times in the same battle. 27. november 2013, where Bayer Leverkusen were beaten 5-0 in the Champions League, was until the Saturday last match, where United scored five times at stamford bridge.