Manchester United became the first team in history to win six consecutive away games after conceding first as they defeated rock-bottom Sheffield United 3-1 at Bramall Lane.
No side had ever won six away games after conceding first in a single campaign, with Aston Villa in 1993-94 the only other side to do five (from 21 games).
However, a double from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial’s first goal of the season was ultimately enough to make history for the Red Devils despite the Blades’ spirited late fightback.
David McGoldrick gave the hosts an unlikely lead after a terrible error former Sheffield United loanee Dean Henderson, who dawdled on the ball in his own area long enough for Oliver Burke to close him down and flick into the path of David McGoldrick to fire home from close range.
Rashford equalised just 20 minutes later after he expertly he raced onto a superb Victor Lindelof ball from his own half before lashing superbly past Aaron Ramsdale.
Anthony Martial swung the momentum the visitors’ way shortly after as he got onto a stunning Paul Pogba pass to slot into an empty net after a misjudgement from Ramsdale.
Shortly after the break, referee Michael Oliver impressively allowed play to continue when Mason Greenwood was fouled in the middle of a fine team move that ended with Rashford slotting past Ramsdale for his second of the match.
McGoldrick headed in his second of the match late on but ultimately it was too little, too late for the Blades, who look in deep trouble with one point after 13 matches at the bottom of the table.