It was a five star performance from Manchester United on Thursday evening as they romped to a comfortable victory over LASK to all but confirm their progression to the Europa League quarter finals.
The game was played behind closed doors to prevent the spread of coronavirus, so no travelling United fans got to witness the 5-0 demolition. Luckily though, social media is COVID-19 free and plenty of supporters had their say throughout.
Prior to the game, all of the journalists privileged enough to be covering the action gave some insightful analysis of what football without fans is like.
A "Weird" comment was followed by a "strange" post, then another one calling it weird. Cutting edge stuff guys, thanks.
Then came the release of the two starting lineups and even in the midst of a global health emergency, some United fans still felt the need to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some stick.
It was quite comforting in a way. Even with all this uncertainty, some things never change.
Others supporters were just annoyed that Mason Greenwood didn't get a runout.
Ole out— . (@markarm8) March 12, 2020
After Juan Mata and Daniel James went close, Odion Ighalo continued his fantastic run of goalscoring form with an absolute corker.
The Nigerian continues to defy his critics - as his fans on social media were very quick to point out.
Odion Ighalo now has as many goals for Manchester United as Radamel Falcao or Angel di Maria (4).— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) March 12, 2020
IGHALO HIVE PLEASE RISEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE— Ali. (@UtdAlii) March 12, 2020
What a bloody goal that is.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) March 12, 2020
Bruno’s turn, Ighalo’s control and smash and the clunk of the post in an empty stadium. pic.twitter.com/khwVWk2VX5
That’s an absolute beauty of a goal from Ighalo. Four in three starts for him. 'Doing exactly what it says on the tin’ #mufc— James Robson (@jamesrobsonES) March 12, 2020
United continued to dominate and should have added to their lead before half time.
The main reason for this was the remarkable display of Bruno Fernandes. Devastatingly creative as ever, the midfielder was the subject of quite the love-in on social media.
Bruno Fernandes created five chances in the first half against LASK, including one assist.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 12, 2020
As many as all 21 other players on the pitch combined. pic.twitter.com/RC4LUhtH8V
Bruno Fernandes has now been directly involved in seven goals in nine games across all competitions for Man Utd:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 12, 2020
It's like he's always been a Red. pic.twitter.com/adh6jblAW2
Just over ten minutes after half time, Daniel James finally ended his 32 game scoring drought, cutting in from the left wing before firing into the bottom corner.
Everyone...well, nearly everyone, was delighted for him on Twitter.
Daniel James has scored more goals than Raheem Sterling in 2020... pic.twitter.com/youkYSbSec— ManUtdMindset (@ManUtdMindset) March 12, 2020
I don't care if he's got a cute smile or whatever, Daniel James is just not good enough for Manchester United!— RiZzy (@RiZzyUTD) March 12, 2020
The goal drought is over for Daniel James pic.twitter.com/LzT7RAz9OY— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) March 12, 2020
Superb individual goal from Dan James. Again we start slow, invite pressure for no reason for 15 mins, then switch on. And the moment we switch on, we score. Time to capitalize and score more.— ManUtdSense (@SensibleUtd) March 12, 2020
PS: did I see Bruno being pissed at James for not passing even after he scored? 來
In the closing stages, United put the game beyond all doubt courtesy of Juan Mata.
That was a fabulous pass by Fred and a smart finish by Mata. Overall, it has been a comfortable game.— UtdArena. (@utdarena) March 12, 2020
GOOOOOOOAL! 3-0— Aidan Walsh (@AidanWalshMUFC) March 12, 2020
Mata with the goal and how about that assist from Fred! Beautiful
GOOOOOAAALLLLLLL!!!! Mata scores! Game over! Beautiful pass from Fred!— Manchester United (@ManUnitedWorld) March 12, 2020
LASK 0-3 Man Utd. pic.twitter.com/gxgKQUTMzU
Man United have now gone 11 straight matches without defeat in all competitions.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 12, 2020
Bayern Munich (15) are the only team in Europe’s top five leagues with a longer streak. pic.twitter.com/8COYM6gKss
Source : 90min