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Anthony Martial closing in on Manchester United scoring record

by Tanveer Arayan

Anthony Martial could break the record for goals scored by Manchester United teenagers in their first full season if he continues his excellent form.

Martial found the net in the 1-0 win over Everton last weekend, meaning he has now scored 13 goals in all competitions for Man United this term.

Brian Kidd and Wayne Rooney currently share the record; the former scored 17 times as an 18-year-old in the 1967/68 campaign while the latter had an identical haul in 2004/05.

Martial, who began the season as a 19-year-old but is now 20, is one goal ahead of Sir Bobby Charlton in the all-time list. The United legend took just 17 games to score 12 goals as an 18-year-old in 1956/57.

George Best, meanwhile, found the back of the net six times as a 17-year-old in 1963/64.

Martial has been superb over the course of the campaign and it would be fantastic if he ended up making even half the impact that the likes of Best and Charlton did at Old Trafford.

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