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“Reminds me of myself” – Former star backs key attacking duo to emulate Man United legends

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Dwight Torke backs Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to emulate the club’s best

Speaking to the Sun, former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke has likened the partnership between Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to the one he shared with Andy Cole.

Yorke formed an excellent partnership alongside Cole at Old Trafford. They scored an impressive 53 goals among themselves as United won the treble in 1999.

Martial’s hat-trick against Sheffield has taken him to 19 goals in all competitions this season, the same as Rashford.

Dwight Yorke believes Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are as potent as him and Andy Cole
Torke has laid praise on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial

United are on course to have two players hit the 20-goal mark in the same campaign since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez in 2010-11. (h/t Mirror)

“Anthony reminds me of myself and Thierry Henry in the way he has started his career playing out wide.” 

The duo’s prolific return has seen Yorke compare them to the iconic United duo from the 90s.

Yorke and Cole led United to the treble in 1999
Yorke and Cole led United to the treble in 1999

“He is the perfect partner for Anthony in that he can play just off him as a number ten and drop into the pockets, going long or short or floating wide off much like I did with Andy Cole.”

With Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez now at inter Milan, Martial and Rashford have the opportunity to build up a solid partnership.

“I can see a good bond developing between the two and good connection.”

The best strikers hunt in pairs and the two have already shown they are capable of doing that. Rashford was the creator in chief as he assisted two of Martial’s goals against the Blades.

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Being compared to the frontline that helped us win the treble is no mean feat. Martial and Rashford are still young and have their best years ahead of them.

Hopefully, in time, the duo will have a similar trophy count as our veterans.