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Thursday 13 December 2018

Martial could join elite United club

Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial will equal records set by Ruud van Nistelrooy, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo if he scores in Manchester United's home Premier League game against Crystal Palace this Saturday (3.0).

The France striker has been on the scoresheet in his last five domestic league games for United and he will join an elite list of players who have scored in six successive games for the club if he finds the target at Old Trafford this weekend. While the prolific Dutch hit-man Van Nistelrooy holds the record for scoring in the most consecutive Premier League games for United after scoring in ten games across the end of the 2002/03 season and the start of the 2003/04 season, Martial has confirmed his return to form with his burst of goals in recent weeks.

His run started with a goal in United's thrilling 3-2 win against Newcastle last month before he was among the scorers against Chelsea, Everton and Bournemouth, with his consolation spot kick against City at the Etihad Stadium in the last round of Premier League fixtures continuing his successful spell.

Now he is eyeing up the chance to score in half a dozen consecutive Premier League games and if he achieves that aim, he will match Van Nistelrooy (2001/02 and 2004/05), Cantona in the 1995/96 season and Ronaldo's 2007/08 burst of goals that were crucial to a title winning success fo Alex Ferguson's side.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy holds the record for scoring in the most consecutive Premier League games, as he scored in 11 consecutive games for the Foxes during their 2015/16 title winning season.

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