Anthony Martial’s solitary strike gave Manchester United victory over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday, ending one of the worst runs away from home in the club’s history.
Martial was on target just before half time from the penalty spot to put United 1-0 up.
There was no further activity on the scoresheet, meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men took all three points in Thursday’s Group L match, maintaining their unbeaten start to the competition in 2019-20.
But perhaps most importantly for the Norwegian, it finally put an end to a drought which has dogged his charges throughout the current year.
United have not managed to win a competitive game away from home since March 6, when they took down Paris Saint-Germain in a famous Champions League last-16 comeback victory.
Since then it has been nothing but misery for the Reds on the road, with 232 days passing between that triumph and Thursday’s narrow win.
That winless run, spanning four draws and seven defeats, was their worst since 1989, when they also went 11 games without joy away from home.