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Ole quick to laud United's deadly duo


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

By Sonia Twigg

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the blossoming partnership between Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial after Manchester United finally broke off the goalscoring shackles at Norwich.

Rashford and the fit-again Martial both responded to missing penalties at Carrow Road by scoring from open play in United's 3-1 away win on Sunday, with the duo combining brilliantly for the latter's strike.

It was the first time Solskjaer's side had scored more than once in a game since the 4-0 win against Chelsea on the opening day of the season.

The exciting link-up play between two United forwards led to comparisons with former strike duo Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole.

But their former team-mate Solskjaer had a different partnership from the club's 1999 treble-winning season in mind when the comparison was put to him, joking: "It's (like Teddy) Sheringham and Solskjaer!

"It was great to see them link up. Of course we've missed Anthony in the last two months and it's great to have him back.

"Him and Marcus, that partnership is just going to improve and grow.

"Sometimes we play the two of them, but we had Dan James as well - we had the three of them - so I'm very happy and it was a great finish by Anthony."

United became the first club to score 2,000 Premier League goals thanks to Scott McTominay's opener.

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