Anthony Martial

Martial's joined an elite United group

Monday 12 November 2018 16:49

Anthony Martial became the seventh player in United history to score in five consecutive Premier League matches, when he converted a penalty in Sunday's Manchester derby.

While the result was obviously disappointing, we feel the player's achievement is commendable and highlights his excellent recent form under Jose Mourinho. 

Scroll down to see which six United legends Martial has joined in this elite group of goalscorers...

#1 - Eric Cantona

The King scored in six consecutive matches against Newcastle, QPR, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Coventry City during the 1995/96 season.

#2 - Dwight Yorke

He bagged eight goals in five consecutive top-flight games during the 1998/99 campaign, against West Ham, Leicester City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County and Nottingham Forest.

#3 - Ruud van Nistelrooy

The flying Dutchman set a Premier League record by scoring in 10 consecutive matches - the final eight games of 2002/03, and the first two of 2003/04. That streak was recently beaten by Jamie Vardy.

#4 - Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was on fire during the 2007/08 season and he scored in six straight league games, against Derby County, Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Arsenal.

#5 - Wayne Rooney

The club legend scored nine goals - including two hat-tricks against Arsenal and Bolton Wanders - from the opening five Premier League matches of the 2011/12 campaign.

#6 - Robin van Persie

RvP netted six times in five games against Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur during the title-winning 2012/13 season.

#7 - Anthony Martial

Tony has six goals in his last five Premier League matches, against Newcastle, Chelsea, Everton, Bournemouth and City. Can he extend the run to six games when Crystal Palace visit Old Trafford?

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