Manchester United fans rejoiced as their side hung on to a 2-0 away victory against Crystal Palace, keeping their Champions League qualification fate in their own hands.
Despite Palace having a goal ruled out for offside by VAR, United looked sharp in attack once again. Marcus Rashford scored the opener in injury time of the first half, while Martial secured the win with a second 78 minutes in.
The pair have been known to play a similar game and while it’s taken some time to find the best way for them to play together, head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to finally be onto something with them.
The two seem to have struck up a strong chemistry and ‘bromance’ with each other, which seemingly goes beyond the impressive goalscoring. Following a spat for possession between Rashford and Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, Martial was quick to come over and provide his colleague with support when Zaha confronted Rashford.
Fans were very keen on Martial’s actions, but also impressed with the way he conducted himself and avoided charging in too fired-up and potentially escalating the situation too far.
Martial’s actions seemed on instinct and was refreshing to United fans worldwide, who are finally beginning to feel like there is a collective belief and coherency amongst their squad once again.
With Rashford playing on the left wing and Martial claiming the number nine spot, the pair seem to be playing off one another better than ever. They’ve assisted each other a combined seven times so far in the Premier League this season, and have both scored 17 league goals – a career best for both players.
Fans will hope their close connection will continue to fire them towards a top four finish, as United look to secure a spot among Europe’s elite next season.