Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2019

Man Utd star asked for anonymity and said ‘we’ll smash Chelsea’ before 4-0 thumping | Football | Sport

Manchester United got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with an emphatic 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford scored a brace for the home side, with goals from Anthony Martial and Daniel James making it a superb day at the office for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Few saw the result coming but the National say that, in Oslo 10 days ago, one United star did.

It was claimed they asked for anonymity but confidently claimed ‘we’ll smash Chelsea’ before the sensational win.

And it appears Solskjaer has his United side confident again and ready to take on the Premier League elite.

Last term, the Red Devils won 14 of their first 17 games under Solskjaer.

But they ended the reason on a run of just two victories from 12.

Despite that, though, United were superb against Chelsea, suggesting they have already forgotten about last term.

And the fact one star saw the result coming speaks volumes about Solskjaer and how his team’s mind shift is changing.

Meanwhile, the United boss lauded his side after the win at Old Trafford.

And he expressed his delight at debutants James, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

“As we said to the boys before the game, we have found the way we want to play and a way we believe in,” he said.

“You’ve just got to go out and do the same. We took risks but that’s the way here. You have got to go for it. It’s risk and reward and today we were rewarded.

“We’ve signed three fantastic boys, three fantastic personalities and we are delighted with them.

“He’s [Maguire] done exactly what we’ve signed him for, his presence in both boxes, his calmness and composure on the ball.

“He’s a leader and with him, David de Gea and Victor Lindelof they marshalled that back line really well. It is important to have strong personalities at the back.

“Dan has made a great impact and it is the best feeling ever scoring a goal in front of the Stretford End. You can’t beat that.”

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