Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side had matched Ipswich’s record in October 2019, when Leicester ran riot at St Mary’s and it happened again in February on a remarkable night at an empty Old Trafford. Alex Jankewitz’s second-minute sending off left the visitors up against it and by half-time the Reds led 4-0, with Edinson Cavani’s header adding to an own goal from Jan Bednarek and efforts by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rang the changes at the break and it seemed United had settled, until substitute Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay struck two in the space of two minutes. Bednarek then brought Martial down in the box and was sent off, with Bruno Fernandes tucking home the penalty. United still needed two going into injury time to emulate the class of 1995, but with the nine men struggling, Martial netted a second and Daniel James tapped home Fernandes’s header to ensure history was repeated.