Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in awe of Anthony Martial’s goalscoring exploits against Fulham on Saturday.
The French wide forward scored the second in a 3-0 win for the Red Devils at Craven Cottage, coasting to a victory over their relegation-threatened opponents.
Martial scored either side of a Paul Pogba brace, a strike that earned comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo’s eerily similar goal in the same fixture, and into the same end of the stadium, eleven years ago.
On the goal, manager Solskjaer said afterwards it was the winning of the game for his team, praising the young attacker for his qualities:
“I didn’t think about [the similar Ronaldo goal from 2007] but Anthony in free flow is a great sight.” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference.
“His balance is fantastic, he is very strong, he shrugs defenders off and he is quick. He is a very, very good finisher and I think that goal won us the game. I think we were in complete control after that.”
Manchester United have now leapfrogged Chelsea into fourth as a result, with the Blues set to face Manchester City in their game in-hand this afternoon.