When Manchester United scored the third goal against Norwich City, more than one fan of the Red Devils felt a soar of delight. The Mancunian side have been in a tumultuous period so far this season and have been putting up some of the worst football in their whole existence as a top-flight club.
Much of that was amended on Sunday as Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial all found the back of the net.
The fixture was by no means a perfect one and the fact that injuries severely handicapped Norwich City’s hopes further aided United’s performance, but this is certainly an apt blueprint for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to build the future of his club upon.
Amongst the many scintillating spectacles during the game, it was perhaps one of the final moments that speak momentously as to what United can go on to achieve in the near future.
In the build-up to the winner, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial linked up in an outstanding manner. The football was certainly simple and Martial made his final dink into the box appear effortless, but it has been precisely such spectacles that United have lacked as of recent.
Most fans took to Twitter to comment upon this partnership.
That finish from Martial is so instinctive. Can’t teach that. And that is why Martial should be the centre forward with Rashford playing off him. So much more fluid.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 27, 2019
• 5 league appearances
• 3 goals
• 1 assist
• 87.8 minutes per goal contribution
• 10 league appearances
• 5 goals
• 3 assists
• 107.5 minutes per goal contribution
Blissful watching these two again.
One of the best link-ups in the league.
— The Red Devils (@utdtrd) October 27, 2019
This was something that fans had been earnestly hoping for since the pre-season itself when Martial was reinstated to his no.9 role and jersey number.
However, the Frenchman’s injury and Rashford’s eventual form slump as a striker all made the Sunday sight appear even more spectacular than the basic trick of football that it was.
It is high time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to train his lads to not make errors anymore. Many believe that United have already made their hopes of qualifying for the Champion League this season a slim one and now the Norwegian must prove them wrong.