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During a difficult 2015-16 season under Louis van Gaal, teenage strikers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial gave Manchester United fans hope for the future.
Martial joined United from Monaco in a £ 36m deal in 2015 and made an immediate impression, scoring a brilliant goal against Liverpool in his debut.
Rashford, who came through United’s academy, made his senior debut in February 2016 after Martial suffered an injury and scored twice against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.
The duo established themselves as first-team regulars and fan favorites at Old Trafford because of their eye for goal and brilliant skills.
After fighting throughout Jose Mourinho’s tenure, they both regained their best form under Ole Gunnar Solskjær and excelled in the 2019-20 season.
But they have both been heavily criticized for their performances in recent months and are no longer one of the first names on the team list.
Rashford still remains at Old Trafford, but Martial has been considered a surplus to the requirements, joining La Liga side Sevilla on loan until the end of the season.
Using data from Transfermarkt, we have compared their United statistics in all tournaments from the day Rashford made his senior debut.
Scored penalties: 9
Minutes per. Goal: 203.8
Minutes per goal without a penalty kick: 225.7
Minutes per goal gold assist: 126.4
On this day in 2016…
Marcus Rashford introduced himself to the world 🙌
1️⃣8️⃣ years old
3️⃣9️⃣ on the back
2️⃣ well-scored goals
A dream debut, and a sign of what was to come 🔥 pic.twitter.com/YkrndnGe1v
– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 25, 2019
Scored penalties: 7
Minutes per. Goal: 216.2
Minutes per goal without penalty kick: 240.7
Minutes per. goal or assist: 132
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