The 22-year-old Frenchman can now join the likes of Ronaldo, Eric Cantona and Ruud van Nistelrooy in scoring in six consecutive Premier League games.
Eighteen players have scored on their Premier League debut for Manchester United. From Paul Scholes to Ruud van Nistelrooy and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Anthony Martial’s debut goal against Liverpool in September 2015 is surely one of the most memorable Old Trafford moments since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
After the then French teenager had moved to the club from Monaco for what many saw as an exorbitant fee, his immediate impact against his new club’s arch-rivals rearranged the description: here was the future of European football, snapped up by United before their rivals could react.
But Martial’s start at the career has been far from near perfection. Shunted out wide, Martial had to watch Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney take the central role in Jose Mourinho’s first season at the club, and the same happened with Romelu Lukaku in 2017-18.
The Belgian’s struggles this season have, though, opened the door for Martial and Marcus Rashford and, with goals in each of his last five Premier League appearances, the France international has grabbed his big chance.
Should he score against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Martial will become the first United player to net in six successive league games since Cristiano Ronaldo in April 2008.