Manchester United moved to third in the Premier League standings after running riot against old foes Leeds at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Scott McTominay became the first player ever to score twice in the first three minutes of a Premier League match as he put United 2-0 up in rapid time.
“McTominay’s turned into Paul Scholes and Roy Keane inside three minute,” said former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, now a pundit for Sky TV.
“He’s driving forward, I’m not sure whether that’s in the tactics or if he just fancied it, but he’s gone and Martial comes inside, sees him running and he’s off. His first touch is brilliant, his second is sublime.
“We thought United would counter-attack and attack quickly, but we didn’t think that the holding midfielder would be on the end of it. What a start.”
In-form Portugal star Bruno Fernandes scored yet again before defender Victor Lindelof added a fourth in the 37th minute.
Liam Cooper pulled one back for the visitors but the game was gone at half time.
The Red Devils continued to attack and missed a number of chances but Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes, this time from the penalty spot, helped the hosts into a 6-1 lead before a late bolt from Stuart Dallas saw the contest end 6-2.
Liverpool’s victory over Crystal Palace and Spurs losing to Leicester City means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s one time strugglers in this campaign are now third. A win in their game in hand over Burnley would put them second just two points behind their arch rivals Liverpool.
It will be second against third on Boxing Day when Leicester City host United, who have won 10 leagues in a row on the road.