Anthony Martial could break 43 year record against Sunderland

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The Manchester United striker has been a revelation in the month he's been at Old Trafford.

Those naysayers that were out in force following Anthony Martial's high profile and high transfer fee move from Monaco to Manchester United on deadline day seem to be growing sparser and sparser with every passing fixture.

The 19-year-old France international moved to Old Trafford with a decent goals to games ratio in his final season in Ligue 1, but many questioned the amount United paid for a player who had yet to really explode into form in professional football.

However, with four goals in his first four matches for the Premier League giants, including three in his first two league games for the club, Martial has quickly hushed those doubts, and is now on the brink of making history this weekend, according to data complied by Sky Sports.

If the young striker scores against struggling Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday, a fixture United are heavy favourites for, he will be the first United player ever to score in his opening three league matches. Following on from that he would be the first man since  Ian Storey-Moore in 1972 to score in his first three matches, 43 years ago.

As Sky report, Martial is set up nicely for a host of other records, including quickest Premier League player to score five goals for United if he nets a brace, as well as pursuing loftier targets such as most consecutive Premier League goals in his first matches, a record currently belonging to Micky Quinn, who netted in his first six matches for Coventry City in 1992.

Whether he finds the net at the weekend or not, the odds of him having a more impressive footballing career than Quinn would surely be strong.

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