Anthony Martial reveals training competition with Marcus Rashford

Anthony Martial reveals training competition with Marcus Rashford

Anthony Martial has revealed how Marcus Rashford and himself push each other in training in order to make the most out of their blossoming partnership.

The duo have been amongst the goals so far for Manchester United with the young Englishman grabbing a brace against Chelsea while the sensational Frenchman has scored once against the Blues and once against Wolves.

It’s clear the pair have finally found a way of working with each other in the same starting XI and that can only benefit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the long run.

Should their form keep up, Romelu Lukaku’s departure to Inter Milan will hardly be felt and more importantly, United may finally have a 20 goal striker once again.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, no player has been able to be as prolific as Robin van Persie was that season and the Red Devils have suffered because of it.

According to Sky Sports, Martial said: “At training, we have this competition between us about scoring goals. We measure who does the best finishing and who scores the most.

“Who’s winning? Well, that depends… Sometimes it’s him, sometimes it’s me. In games, Marcus likes to play in the middle, like me. I don’t mind dropping off, dropping out, we interchange during games.

“It doesn’t bother me to let him take the lead occasionally. It helps us to terrorise opposition defences and I hope we can keep it up over the course of the season.”

With talk of Alexis Sanchez departing despite the concerns of the lack of attacking depth, Manchester United may actually survive until the winter window if Martial and Rashford keep it up.

Of course they will need their midfielders to score a few as well as output from both flanks but the early signs are good.

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