Martial statistically better than Ronaldo at Man Utd, with Solskjaer backing him to reach the Juventus star’s level

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OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has tipped Anthony Martial for greatness after the France star reached 50 goal involvements quicker than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Martial, 23, scored an extraordinary goal against Fulham in yesterday's 3-0 win, cutting in from the left and rifling an unstoppable into the back of the net.

Martial statistically better than Ronaldo at Man Utd, with Solskjaer backing him to reach the Juventus star’s level4 Martial has reached 50 goal involvements for United quicker than Ronaldo

Incredibly, a hoard of United fans – and even Gary Neville – likened the goal to one Ronaldo scored against the same opposition, at the same ground 12 years ago.

The strike meant Martial has now been involved in 50 goals for United, scoring 33 and adding 17 assists in just 106 games.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo took 118 games to reach the milestone, scoring 32 times and laying-on 18 assists.

After the victory at Craven Cottage, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for his star forward, saying he has what it take to emulate Ronaldo.

Martial statistically better than Ronaldo at Man Utd, with Solskjaer backing him to reach the Juventus star’s levelAFP4 Martial has been in superb form for United in recent weeks
Martial statistically better than Ronaldo at Man Utd, with Solskjaer backing him to reach the Juventus star’s levelGetty4 Ronaldo took 12 games more than Martial to reach 50 goal involvements

Solskjaer said: "Yes, it was towards the end of the game and we played a very poor game and Cristiano scored it.

"He does have similarities, of course. If he wants to be at Cristiano's level, Anthony knows what he has to do.

"It's up to him. He has the talent."

Solskjaer went on to say he is thrilled to have Martial – who recently signed a new long-term contract – having been on the brink of being sold under Jose Mourinho.

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