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12/05/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2018 18:17

Old Trafford ovation for injured Martial

And how typical that it was the man from Les Ulis - whose goals have kept United going during a difficult period - that was waiting to pounce.

Martial could even have doubled his tally when put through early in the second half by Lingard, but, after a clever chop-back to take the ball right to left, he looked to ever-so-slightly lose his balance on the slick, wet grass.

Nevertheless, it was another moment that was symbolic of the interchangeable and direct forward play between United's front three - two of whom (Martial, Lingard) were rewarded for their hard running with goals.