As seven distinct players got on the scoresheet in a 9-0 victory, Manchester United ran wild against Southampton.
The Reds are now on points with Manchester City ahead of their Wednesday night game against Burnley, while the side of Pep Guardiola have two games in hand.
As visiting midfielder Alexandre Jankewitz was given a clear red card early on for a risky challenge on Scott McTominay, the match skewed.
With Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani reaching the net, United went on to score four goals in the first half. An own-goal was also scored by Jan Bednarek from a Rashford crossing.
Coming on after the break, goals from Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, 2 from Martial shot. The scoring was finished out by Daniel James.
Manchester United have reasserted their title contention.
Rashford on interview with BT Sports said concerning the match,
“It’s always good to score lots of goals and it’s three points that we needed. We’ve dropped some points in the last few games and we needed to get back to winning ways and today was a brilliant opportunity to do that.
“It was just to be as simple as possible, keep moving. It’s easy to take your foot off the gas and just keep possession, but we wanted to go out in the second half and score more goals and the lads did that.
“The first half really set the tone for us. From there when we came in for half-time it was about keeping the right mentality and a positive attitude and going to finish the game and scoring more goals.”