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Anthony Martial's goal was very similar to Cristiano Ronaldo's.

Video shows how similar Anthony Martial’s goal v Arsenal was to Cristiano Ronaldo’s in 2009

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Manchester United are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after seeing off Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial got their names on the scoresheet as United enjoyed an impressive 3-1 victory.

United had a clear game plan from the start; defend well and counter-attack with speed.

The away side executed that game plan to perfection, with Lingard and Martial both scoring after United caught Arsenal on the break.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted after the game that he showed his players videos of counter-attacking goals United have scored against Arsenal in the past.

“Today we looked more like a proper team. We looked more structured," Solskjaer told BBC Sport, per the Manchester Evening News.

"We’d worked hard at defending and counter-attacking. Counter-attacking is classic Manchester United - There are so many examples of that vs Arsenal - Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ji Sung Park and we showed them those videos."

And Martial's goal, United's third on the night, was reminiscent of Ronaldo's goal against Arsenal at the Emirates back in 2009.

A fan has now created a side-by-side video of the two goals next to each other and the resemblance is clear to see.

Watch it below:

Weird. Ji-Sung-Park and Pogba both pick up the ball in about the same area and drove towards the Arsenal goal.

The ball then hits the back of the net at around the same time.

Ronaldo and Martial then celebrate in the same manner by looking smug and pointing their finger in the air.

It seems United's players were inspired after watching Ronaldo's goal in 2009.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted after the game he showed United's players videos of United's counter-attack goals against Arsenal

And it also shows Arsenal just don't learn when it comes to defending United's counter-attacks.

Solskjaer went on to admit that United's performance was a 'massive improvement' from their performance against Tottenham.

“Today was a big step forward," he continued. "It was a massive improvement from the Tottenham game. It’s easy to get excited and talk about the future but we need to just keep working and think about the next game.

“We had to dig deep. The attitude and work-rate was important. Towards the end it was comfortable but not during the 90 minutes.”

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Jesse Lingard
Anthony Martial
Paul Pogba
Alexis Sanchez
Cristiano Ronaldo
Wayne Rooney
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United
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