Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial earn praise for performances in Manchester United win over Burton Albion
Manchester United recorded a comfortable victory on Wednesday night.
United beat Burton Albion 4-1 in the League Cup, proving way too good for the Championship side from the first whistle to the last. Marcus Rashford scored twice, Jesse Lingard got one, via a deflection, and Anthony Martial scored a well-deserved goal in the second-half.
Jose Mourinho will be happy with the performance of most of his players, but two of the goalscorers definitely stood out. Rashford and Martial were particularly impressive in the victory.
The pair have rarely played together this season, as Mourinho has often substituted one player for the other in Premier League matches. However, they showed signs of a very prolific partnership at Old Trafford against Burton.
Rashford set-up Martial's goal before the English striker was substituted, and the pair's performance impressed those watching at home and in the stadium.
Games taken for Marcus Rashford to score 5 goals in all competitions for Man Utd:
2015/16: 8 games
2016/17: 25 games
2017/18: 8 games
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 20, 2017
Tony Martial ⚽️❤️ pic.twitter.com/tVEjxTA7pj
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 20, 2017
Martial, these players have families. Dribbling god. 😱 https://t.co/mrJ16fiZjH
— SirAlexWay (@SirAlexWay) September 20, 2017
Pogba £89 million, Mbappe £146 million, Neymar £198 million. Rashford priceless.
— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) September 20, 2017
Rashford again, and someone somewhere is at home half watching this while messing on their phone thinking "Christ, Dortmund are shite".
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) September 20, 2017
This Rashford boy is something else. Great pass.
— Olóyè Ajíkawó (@Phlowz) September 20, 2017
Great half.. Going forward the link up between Mata, Martial, Rashford and Lingard has been sensational at times.. #mufc
— Aditya Reds (@aditya_reds) September 20, 2017
Martial and Rashford are the real deal
— Lucky Luciano ✨ (@Rico_Blow) September 20, 2017
Feel like the football gods gave us Rashford and Martial then added in Lingard so we wouldn't look too good.
— Grace (@NothingButFaxx) September 20, 2017
— Pulasta Dhar (@TheFalseNo9) September 20, 2017
Martial starts, rashford scores
Rashford starts, Martial scores
Both starts, both scores.
I like this headache.
— Akwaugo (@Nazygold2) September 20, 2017