It was interesting to read the Chronicle this morning reporting "The days of Newcastle going toe-to-toe with Man Utd at Old Trafford are over."
Those days did happen, sure enough, but that was a long time ago.
Newcastle have now lost to Manchester United on 26 occasions in the Premier League; more than against any other opponent in the competition.
Some facts to mull over ...
More Old Trafford woe for Rafa Benitez
◾This was Rafael Benitez's heaviest defeat as a Premier League manager since March 2008, when his Liverpool side lost 3-0 at Old Trafford.
◾Manchester United have now won seven consecutive Premier League games at Old Trafford; their longest run since March 2013, when they won 12 in succession under Sir Alex Ferguson.
◾Dwight Gayle's goal was the first that Manchester United have conceded from open play at Old Trafford in the Premier League since New Year's Eve 2016 - 21 hours and 37 minutes ago.
◾Paul Pogba, who provided the assist for Martial, has been directly involved in eight goals in his last six Premier League appearances (four goals and four assists).
◾Manchester United extended their unbeaten run at Old Trafford in the Premier League to 23 games (won 13, drew 10); their longest streak since October 2011 (a run of 25).
◾Anthony Martial has scored five goals in 11 Premier League appearances this season, one more than he managed in 25 games last term.
◾No player has scored more goals at home than Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League this season (five - joint-high alongside Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane).