Martin Tyler has been answering questions about the Premier League for Sky Sports.
The respected commentator was asked about Anthony Martial approaching a Manchester United record, currently held by former striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Martial has scored in his last five Premier League games for the club, with only three players in the club’s history scoring in more successive games for the Reds.
Van Nistelrooy, however, netted in 10 consecutive games between the 2002/03 and 2003/04 season.
The other two players to have scored in six consecutive league matches for United include fellow Frenchman Eric Cantona and five time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, so Martial is in pretty good company.
When it comes to United players who have scored in five league games on the trot, Tyler declares, as per Sky Sports: “Along with Martial, the other players to score in five Premier League games in a row for United are Dwight Yorke, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney (twice).”
Rather than predict whether Martial will go on to beat Van Nistelrooy’s incredible record, Tyler merely states what other players have achieved in the same light.
It would be an incredible feat for Martial to go an extra five games or more scoring, but United aren’t in a position to worry too much about such stats. The Reds need to go on a run of wins in other to turn their season around.
Martial is more than welcome to contribute to that if he can continue his scoring form, though after missing out on the international break through injury he is a doubt for Saturday’s clash versus Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.