Van Gaal Believes Martial Can Help Rooney End League Scoring Drought

Despite having regularly been sucked into relegation battles due to all manner of problems (which I wrote about for SB Nation’s main site earlier in the week), they’ve had an annoyingly good record against United over the last couple of years.


With four goals in three appearances for United, the 19-year-old is now averaging a goal every 56 minutes in English football.

Coming off a disappointing 2-0 loss at the hands of AFC Bournemouth in their last Premier League fixture, before a 4-1 dismantlement at the hands of Manchester City in the League Cup midweek, Sunderland will be desperate to salvage anything against a firing Manchester United side. But when he plays with [Marouane] Fellaini, he will always play in front of Fellaini because I want a striker who is running in behind.

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is delighted with the way in which Anthony Martial has adapted to life at Old Trafford and backs the youngster to maintain his “magic”.

“I said to the security guy: “You are now a security guy of a club that top of the league” and that makes a huge difference“. “I’m a happy coach”.

“The first goal, it was a long ball”.

But Eric Dier rifled in a long-distance equalizer on the stroke of halftime and Erik Lamela curled over a free kick for Toby Alderweireld to head home five minutes after the re-start.

“Really, Tottenham only had one shot on our goal in the first 40 minutes and after that they scored that clear offside goal”, Pellegrini said.

“The potential is massive but… after a big win you need to keep your feet on the grass”, he said.

He helped United bounce back from a stunning defeat at PSV to open Champions League play – the only match in which he failed to score – by bagging a brace in a 3-2 victory over Southampton last Saturday.

Depay’s first Premier League strike was the pick of the goals.


Sunderland have lost three in a row and are yet to win a game in the Premier League this season. The result ended Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season. “The second goal was too easy, the third goal the same”.

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