Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford were all on target as Manchester United roared back from a goal down to secure an emphatic 4-1 victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
Four days on from their abject defeat at Watford, Manchester United’s festive period looked set to take a further turn for the worse when Matty Longstaff – the matchwinner in October’s reverse fixture – fired Newcastle into a 17th-minute lead.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side produced a rip-roaring response as Martial’s near-post drive, Greenwood’s thunderbolt and a towering Rashford header sealed a devastating comeback that raised the roof inside Old Trafford before half-time.
Martial then punished a defensive error to secure his first home league double early in the second half as Manchester United returned to winning ways to climb up to seventh in the Premier League, three points clear of 10th-placed Newcastle.
Manchester United travel to face Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday; kick-off at 7.45pm. Newcastle host Everton on the same day (3pm).