Ole Solskjaer breaks Alex Ferguson's 7 away win record after victory over Crystal Palace

Ole Solskjaer breaks Alex Ferguson's 7 away win record after victory over Crystal Palace

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken Sir Alex Ferguson's seventh away win record at Manchester United

- This comes after Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 to mount more pressure on fourth-placed Arsenal

- The victory was Solskjaer's eighth consecutive away win since arriving at Old Trafford as interim manager

- He has now broken Ferguson's record of seven straight wins on the road

Manchester United bagged their eighth consecutive away victory in all competitions after comprehensively beating Crystal Palace in a Premier League clash on Wednesday night, February 27, at Selhurst Park.

The Manchester outfit went into the encounter with an injury-ravaged squad, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer missing the services of up to ten first team players.

However, they managed to take full control of the away trip at south London, dominating proceedings to cart away all the three points.

In the absence of the attacking trio of Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Solskjaer started Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez upfront.

The attack line still made a massive impact, as Lukaku bagged a brace to gift United a comfortable win over the Eagles.

The result meant that the Red Devils have now collected an incredible eight straight wins on the road since the arrival of Solskjaer - a feat legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, never achieved.

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The Scottish tactician only managed seven consecutive away wins twice through his tenure at the club, first doing so between April and August across two seasons in 1993.

He replicated the record a decade later, collecting seven wins in a row between March and April 2002 – a run that Solskjaer was part of as player and helped secure the Premier League title.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer's incredible away record started back in December against Cardiff City in his first match in charge of the Red Devils away from home.

Since then, he has collected away victories against Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspurs, Leicester City, Fulham and now Palace.

His side remain fifth on the low with 55 points, just one behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Romelu Lukaku's brace and Ashley Young strike was all Manchester United needed to claim their eight successive away win in all competitions on Wednesday, February 27, at Selhurst Park.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have the powerful Belgian to thank for his victory against the Eagles as he powered united forward before the end of the first half with a fine finish.

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