Anthony Martial was Manchester United’s designated penalty taker even after Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes got here on of their 5-Zero Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig.
Martial struck his first of the season with an 87th minute penalty regardless of the presence of United’s important taker, Fernandes, was on the pitch and the hat-trick searching Rashford.
Rashford scored seven spotkicks final season and Martial solely transformed one away at Partizan Belgrade. The Frenchman has netted seven from 9 penalties for United however Fernandes and Rashford are considered as United’s important spotkick specilaists.
After Martial gained United’s penalty towards Leipzig Solskjaer could possibly be heard hollering the Frenchman’s identify and urging him to take it.
“Earlier than the sport I stated Antho was going to take that pen and that is it,” Solskjaer stated. “In the event you take a look at the beginning squad it was both Antho or Paul [Pogba] to take it and Paul was taken off.”
United tackle Istanbul Basaksehir of their subsequent two Champions League video games and the Turkish aspect have already misplaced their opening group matches. Basaksehir are 11th within the Tremendous Lig desk and if United beat them house and away they may nearly actually qualify for the final 16 with two video games to spare.
Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain are assured to take factors off one another after they meet within the subsequent two matchdays and United can pull forward of each side with wins over Basaksehir.
“We’re very proud of the beginning, we have performed towards two superb groups, two troublesome video games, however we have now carried out unbelievable and made use of the squad and proven our personal high quality as nicely.
“And if we deal with the following job and the following job and the following job, who is aware of how far we’re gonna go? So now we go to Istanbul subsequent week wanting three factors there as nicely.”