With Manchester United turning out fairly comfortable winners against Burnley this afternoon, Jose Mourinho’s men went at least some way in proving there is indeed life without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
United’s superstar Swede has been ruled out with a long-term injury picked up against Anderlecht in the Europa League, though Marcus Rashford’s match-winning goal, as well as his performance against Chelsea last week, will undoubtedly help Red Devils around the world sleep easy.
Indeed, the young England international may not be alone in carrying Mourinho’s attack after all. Both Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney – two reasonably forgotten members of the squad – got the scoresheet at Turf Moor this afternoon, hinting at strong options in attacking berths between now and the end of the campaign.
As a result, United fans have been taking to Twitter to praise the duo, both of whom have struggled to impose themselves on first-team proceedings of late. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at how United fans online reacted.
— Kalaba°Joseph (@yussufkalaba) April 23, 2017
So happy to see Martial and Rooney score. Long overdue #mufc
— Azim Patel (@AZMDSU) April 23, 2017
Rooney and Martial linking up well. Great to see the squad players playing well and making a claim for themselves. We need them all!#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) April 23, 2017
Professional away win, Martial and Rooney superb, hope Pogba isn't injured. Bring on the Derby #MUFC
— Marc MUFC Collyer (@MCOLLYER9) April 23, 2017
I love Martial. I love Rooney. I love Martial ADD Rooney on the pitch together. #MUFC
— H. (@PrimeMUFC) April 23, 2017
Rooney and Martial playing well . We need them all of them to get Champions League .ALL OF THEM !!#MUFC
— Mayur Sand (@ManURock) April 23, 2017
— Josh Bunting (@Distillerymad) April 23, 2017