Anthony Martial Speaks On Rivalry Between Him And Marcus Rashford
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford 

Anthony Martial Speaks On Rivalry Between Him And Marcus Rashford

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial has lifted the lid on the competition between himself and fellow striker, Marcus Rashford.

The duo has been trusted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lead United's attack this season after the Norwegian let Romelu Lukaku join Serie A side, Inter Milan.

They have both found the back of the net twice already this season, with Martial scoring in United's first two games against Chelsea and Wolves while Rashford got a brace in the 4-0 opening game defeat of Chelsea.

The pair have interchanged and linked up well in the forward positions in both games but it is not lost on Martial, the pure fact that they are in direct competition for the central forward role.

"At training, we have this competition between us about scoring goals. We measure who does the best finishing and who scores the most," the 23-year-old told Sky Sports.

"Who's winning? Well, that depends... Sometimes it's him, sometimes it's me. In games, Marcus likes to play in the middle, like me. I don't mind dropping off, dropping out, we interchange during games.

"It doesn't bother me to let him take the lead occasionally.

"It helps us to terrorize opposition defenses and I hope we can keep it up over the course of the season."

Martial's club and international teammate, Paul Pogba was subject of online racial abuse after he missed a penalty at Molineux on Monday.

The former Monaco man hit out at those who were responsible for such action and called for them to be banned.

"It's something you can't really eradicate from society. Out there on the pitch, we can't do anything about it per se. As players, we are there among white people, black people, people of all colors," he added.

"The French expression is 'we're all the same'. Bans should be brought about for people who give out this hatred. People go to football stadiums to have a good time and enjoy the game, and there's no place for it. I'm in favor of love, not the hate."

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