Record breaking Martial?

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Jul 13, 2010
Anthony Martial: Manchester United and Premier League records within reach

First United player to score in first three Premier League matches

Given the next opposition, this is a record that appears well within Martial's reach.

Not only do Sunderland prop up the Premier League table but they also have the leakiest defence in the league and shipped four goals to Manchester City in midweek.

After scoring against Liverpool and Southampton, Martial has joined Louis Saha and Federico Macheda as the only United players to score in their first two appearances in the Premier League.

But whether Martial starts or comes on as a sub against the Black Cats it would be no surprise to see him stretch his goalscoring streak and set a new club record.

First player in 43 years to score in first three league appearances for United

While no United player has scored in his first three Premier League games, Ian Storey-Moore scored in his first three league games for the club... in 1972.

The striker joined a star-studded team at United containing George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton when he signed from Nottingham Forest for £200,000. Despite his good start, Storey-Moore would only go on to score 12 goals for the club before retiring in 1974.

However, his record still stands - unless Martial can do what no United player has done in 43 years and match his feat this weekend.

Quickest to score five Premier League goals for United

With three goals in two league appearances to his name already, this is another record that the teenager could break this weekend.

Saha and Robin van Persie are the current joint-holders, having both taken five games to net five Premier League goals for United.

A brace against the Black Cats would see Martial usurp them with two games to spare.

Most consecutive goals at start of Premier League career

If Martial were to break Micky Quinn's record of scoring in his first six appearances for Coventry in 1992 then £36m really will be looking like a bargain.

That's because, even if he scores against Sunderland this weekend, he would then have to net against Arsenal (A), Everton (A), Man City (H) and Crystal Palace (A).

If, somehow, he does achieve it then he could target Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League appearances for United, which was set between March and August 2003.

Most goals by a teenager in first 10 Premier League games/PL season

The world's most expensive teenager turns 20 in December - but he still has time to break Robbie Keane's record for the most goals scored by a teenager in his first 10 Premier League games (six).

He could also aim for Robbie Fowler's record tally of 25 goals in 1994/95 - the Liverpool striker turned 20 during that campaign.

The record for most goals in a season for a teenager is held by Michael Owen, who netted 18 goals in successive seasons early in his career and won the Premier League Golden Boot in 1997/98 and 1998/99.

First United teenager in nearly 10 years to score 10 goals in the Premier League

Martial doesn't have to look too far to see the last goalscoring teenager at Old Trafford: Wayne Rooney.

The England international netted 11 times in his first season with the club as a teenager in 2004/5 and has managed to score at least 10 in every season since.

If he continues on the path he is on, Martial may well have reached double figures by the time his 20th birthday comes round on December 5.

Sideshow Bob

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May 8, 2011
Let's hope he can break a few records. Breaking Quinn's and Fowler's records will be tough.
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