Manchester United went into this Saturday afternoon's game with the best away record in the league. Whilst they have been desperately disappointing at home—losing 1-0 to Newcastle there just a few months ago—they have been impressive on the road.
However, with first-choice strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie both missing due to injury, there was some concern ahead of kick-off as to whether United would maintain their away form. Antonio Valencia at right-back alongside Chris Smalling, who was playing his first game in a month after returning from injury, hardly filled fans with confidence.
Manchester United were the dominant side though, yet again, and were worthy of the 4-0 scoreline. But what did we learn?