Anthony Martial scores remarkably similar goal to Cristiano Ronaldo’s v Fulham in 2007


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took a risk with his team selection for Manchester United’s trip to Fulham on Saturday lunchtime.

United’s caretaker coach made six changes to his starting line-up, naming the likes of Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez among the substitutes, with on eye on Tuesday’s huge Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.

However, everything Solskjaer touches turns to gold right now and United were 2-0 up inside the opening 25 minutes thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.

Pogba broke the deadlock with a shot from an acute angle which caught Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico by surprise.

Martial then scored a Goal of the Month contender 10 minutes later.

Running from his own half, the Frenchman dribbled past two opponents before slotting the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

It was a magnificent solo goal from the 23-year-old, who was poised to leave Old Trafford had Jose Mourinho remained in charge but recently put pen-to-paper on a contract extension.

You can watch the goal here…

Outstanding. Take a bow, Anthony.

For many people, the sight of Martial driving with the ball down the left wing at Craven Cottage before scoring reminded them of a famous goal Cristiano Ronaldo netted back in 2007.

Sky Sports pundit - and former United captain - Gary Neville also mentioned it on commentary.

Watch Ronaldo’s goal here…

Like Martial, Ronaldo also picked up the ball inside his own half and scored at the same end.

Watch the goal in its entirely at 10:10 in this video...

The two goals are remarkably similar, although Ronaldo’s came later in the match and was more important in terms of the title race that season.

Still, Martial’s goal will also live long in the memory for the Red Devils supporters.

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