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Records tumble for Man Utd after Tranmere Rovers thrashing

Manchester United enjoyed a record-breaking day at FA Cup opponents Tranmere Rovers on Sunday.

Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood all scored in the FA Cup fourth round 6-0 rout.

The Sun reports while many fans revelled in how many of those players hardly ever get on the scoresheet, it is also true that rarely has the club spread the load so effectively.

That is because the last time they had six different scorers in a single game was the 10-1 romp past Wolves in October 1892.

On the fateful afternoon at the team's old North Road home the scorers were; William Stewart, Alfred Farman, Robert Donaldson, Adam Carson, William Hood and James Hendry.

Rewind almost 128 years and United were of course known as Newton Heath.

Sunday's scorers also represented a number of personal droughts ending with Lingard's fine finish from the edge of the area his first domestic goal in 366 days.

That duck was far surpassed by Jones though, the defender last scoring in a Premier League win at West Brom in March 2014.

And the last time United hit six or more past a team was the infamous 8-2 trouncing of Arsenal in August 2011.

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