Erik ten Hag delighted with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as he praises Manchester United front four
The Red Devils took on the Tricky Trees at home in the Premier League on Tuesday (27 December). Bruno Fernandes and Antony were the other two who started in the attack as the Old Trafford side won 3-0.
Rashford found the back of the net at around the 20-minute mark to break the deadlock. It was a brilliant set-piece routine with Christian Eriksen playing a low corner that the England international slotted in the back of the net.
Martial doubled United’s lead a couple of minutes later through Martial. The 27-year-old was found by Rashford on the edge of the box and the France international beat Wayne Hennessey.
Just before the end of the match, Casemiro found Fred, who scored a goal in the 89th minute. We sailed to a comfortable victory in the end.
Fernandes created a few chances as well, while Antony was underwhelming and missed a glorious opportunity in the second half. But speaking to the media via Manchester Evening News, Ten Hag was excited about United’s front four’s potential.
“When we can play those front four often together there will be more routines and when we get more routines in we have more of a goalscoring threat and that is what you see tonight, we score three goals. I am quite happy with them.”
Rashford and Martial have found their feet once again in the current campaign. The duo struggled last season, but under the Dutch manager, they are thriving.
As for Fernandes, the Portuguese has more responsibility on his shoulders with the captain’s armband. On the other hand, Antony has shown glimpses of his talent since joining the Red Devils from Ajax.
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Hopefully, we will get to see the quartet play more often for the rest of the season. Now more than ever, we need our attackers to perform and get our hands on some silverware.