Omonia Nicosia manager Neil Lennon has praised Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial for the roles they played in inspiring United to a 3-2 victory.

Erik ten Hag’s side were trailing 1-0 at half-time in Cyprus, but a brace from Rashford and a strike from Martial ensured the Reds made it two wins out of three in the Europa League.

Rashford, who replaced Jadon Sancho, brought United level with an inch perfect finish into the far bottom corner.

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The England international’s clever kick into the path of the Frenchman following an incisive forward pass from Lisandro Martienz resulted in United’s number nine giving us the lead from just outside the box.

United’s number ten scored his second of the game after tapping home a Cristiano Ronaldo shot, which was heading wide.

Neil Lennon praises Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial

Speaking in his post-match press conference, the former Celtic manager said: “They are able to bring on Rashford and Martial who give them an injection of speed and dynamism, and it’s difficult for teams like us to sometimes compete with that.

The Northern Irishman also spoke about his admiration for former Real Madrid duo Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo, although he was thankful for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s wait for his 700th club career goal would go on.

Lennon added: “Casemiro is one of my favourite players anyway, but I really enjoyed watching him.

“And thankfully Cristiano didn’t have his shooting boots on.”

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Lennon, who played against Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United 12 times during his playing career during spells with Celtic and Leicester City, revealed he spoke to the legendary Scotsman prior to tonight’s clash.

The Omonia Nicosia also revealed that he cannot wait for the clash at Old Trafford next week.

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