Martial praises Fernandes-Pogba combo after first Man United hat-trick since 2013


Martial praises Fernandes-Pogba combo after first Man United hat-trick since 2013

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was full of praise for the link-up between Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba at the heart of the midfield, as the French striker bagged his first ever hat-trick against Sheffield United on Wednesday.


Martial managed to fight back from a pretty disappointing display against Tottenham last weekend, scoring all of United's goals in their 3-0 win against Sheffield United at Old Trafford.


This was the first time that a Manchetser United player scored a Premier League hat-trick since Robin van Persie did so in 2013, when the Dutchman secured the 2012/13 Premier League title against Aston Villa.


Marcus Rashford managed to assist two of his goals, but Martial praised the combination of Pogba and Fernandes in midfield the most, with this being the first time that the two started a game together.


Speaking on this, Martial said "They're both good players," as "In training, we practice a lot to link up so, today, was a very good game."


Martial also added that United "created a lot of chances, so I'm happy."


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also heaped on the praise, saying that whilst Pogba "is still a bit away from his best form", he still expects that "there is more to come".


After this performance, Martial has taken his tally up to 19 goals in 36 games in all competitions, whilst also bagging five assists, his highest goal tally since joining the club.