Martial scores again during Manchester United’s friendly win over Palace

Melbourne: Manchester United striker Anthony Martial scored his third pre-season goal bringing his own club to a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace in a friendly Tuesday. The match took place in front of around 76,000 spectators in Melbourne, as new manager Eric Ten Hag continued his promising start with United after winning 4-1 over Melbourne Victory and 4-0 over local rivals Liverpool. The French striker Martial, sold in loan to Sevilla in the January transfer market, scored the first goal in the 17th minute and scored the goal in the three friendlies of the Asian tour. Martial also contributed to goals from Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, before Palace narrowed Joel Ward’s difference with a header after a corner kick behind goalkeeper David de Gea. With Cristiano Ronaldo apologizing for not going to the Asian Tour for family reasons, Martial was the main striker and collaborated superbly with Sancho and Rashford. Martial hit a powerful shot that goalkeeper Jack Butland saved in the 10th minute, but the Palace goalkeeper was injured in this occasion and had to go out. Substitute goalkeeper Remy Mathews was not in able to prevent Martial from scoring, as the French player received a Diogo Dalot cross to the chest and fired hard from close range in net. The two teams made a number of changes after an hour of play, which helped Palace advance and score a goal. in I arrive. United played the final minutes with 10 men as 19-year-old defender Will Fish was sent off for a foul on Victor Aquinoel outside area of rigor. United, who finished sixth in championship last season and failed to qualify for the Champions League, will conclude his preparations in Australia versus Aston Villa in a friendly in Perth on Saturday. (Reuters)