19 Feb 2021: Europa League, Manchester United thrash Real Sociedad 4-0: Records broken
Manchester United claimed a comprehensive victory over Real Sociedad in their Europa League round of 32 (first leg) on Thursday.
With a 4-0 win away from home, United have virtually booked their spot in the round of 16.
Due to travel restrictions in Spain, the match took place in Turin, which meant Sociedad lost the home advantage.
Here is more.
Fact: A historic win for the ruthless Manchester United
As per Opta, Manchester United recorded the biggest away victory by an English side against a Spanish opponent in the UEFA Cup/Europa League. The win surpassed Newcastle United's 3-0 victory at Mallorca back in March 2004.
Fernandes: Records scripted by Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes, who opened the scoring for United, has scored more Europa League goals (10) than Benfica's Pizzi (9) since the start of last season.
Seven of them have come in the ongoing campaign.
He has been directly involved in 52 goals across all competitions for United (33 goals, 19 assists), 10 more than any other PL player since his debut (February 2020).