Man United legend sets goal target for Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Man United legend Phil Neville says Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial need to score 20 goals apiece to help the club mount a top-four challenge
Phil Neville says Manchester United strikers Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford should both be looking to score 20 goals apiece this season.
The Red Devils will be relying upon Martial and Rashford to produce the goals to fire Manchester United to a top-four finish this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offloaded Romelu Lukaku in a big-money move to Serie A giants Inter Milan earlier this month to end the Belgian’s unhappy spell at Old Trafford.
Manchester United were unable to get a replacement in before the Premier League’s transfer deadline day to leave the Red Devils looking a little lightweight up front.
Martial and Rashford will be tasked with producing the goals up front, while 17-year-old Mason Greenwood will provide cover for the France and England internationals.
Rashford netted either side of Martial’s goal in their 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC on Sunday.
Former Manchester United defender Neville wants to see Martial and Rashford both hit the 20-goal mark this term.
“The way United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to play, his forwards have to be able to press, play at a high tempo and have the mobility and versatility to play in different positions in attack,” Neville told BBC Sport.
“Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have got the ability, the technique, and the raw speed to do that – now they have to score the goals to go with it too.
“They have got to be aiming to score 20 goals apiece this season and, if they can do that, then United will challenge for the top four, which has to be their aim anyway.”
Martial’s best return in a Manchester United shirt came in his debut season in 2015-16 when he netted 17 times following his £36m move from AS Monaco under Louis van Gaal.
Rashford, meanwhile, has netted 13 goals in an individual campaign on two occasions in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Manchester United will make the trip to Wolves next Monday.