How good can the Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial partnership be?

After just two games, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are off to a strong start.

They have two goals each, combining between them for four of Manchester United’s five.

It’s exactly what we wanted to see from the duo. Both have the ability to score over 20 in a season. This is the year they need to do it.

They are off to a good start, and Anthony Martial’s goal against Wolves was the most impressive of the bunch.

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This was because it was Rashford who provided the assist, with a smart through ball which Martial hit first time.

It was instinctive play, and their pair are getting used to each other’s movement and beginning to show signs of forming a partnership.

Both players have clear potential. They each scored into double figures last season. There are early signs they are capable of making a giant leap forward.

Now together, they could raise each other’s games and start ripping up the Premier League.

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Old Trafford has been fortunate to see great strikers link up in the past.

Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole’s telepathic understanding and link up play could go down as the best in Premier League history.

Theirs is the model Martial and Rashford should look to emulate, even though this United side do not play the same system of two up front.

Martial and Rashford are both able to drift out wide and interchange, and this appears to be helping them know where the other will be.

There is also an element of unpredictability to both of their games, and ability to change positions, which will keep opponents guessing.


Mason Greenwood is an added third element to this. He could, in time, turn the duo into a devastating trio.

Rashford and Martial are off to a good start and the challenge is to maintain this, with Palace at home next up this weekend.

Over the course of a season scoring consistently won’t be easy, but together they can ease the pressure on one another.

Their dual threat is a danger for defences. If opponents pay too much attention to one, the other will exploit the gaps and make them pay.

How good can they be? At the moment the sky is the limit, the signs are very positive.

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