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Man Utd’s front three of Rashford, Martial and Greenwood is BEST in Premier League, says Neville

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Manchester United‘s front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood is the best in the Premier League, according to Phil Neville.

The United forwards have been in devastating form in front of goal since football returned last month with their goals firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men into contention for a Champions League spot.

Rashford and Martial have starred in recent weeks and were both on the scoresheet on Thursday night as United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to pile the pressure on fourth-placed Leicester, who also have 62 points.

Marcus Rashford scored for Manchester Untied as they beat Crystal Palace on Thursday

Marcus Rashford scored for Manchester Untied as they beat Crystal Palace on Thursday

Marcus Rashford scored for Manchester Untied as they beat Crystal Palace on Thursday

Anthony Martial continued his fine form with a stunning solo goal in the win at Selhurst Park

Anthony Martial continued his fine form with a stunning solo goal in the win at Selhurst Park

Anthony Martial continued his fine form with a stunning solo goal in the win at Selhurst Park

Youngster Mason Greenwood (R) didn't score in the win but has been in scintillating form

Youngster Mason Greenwood (R) didn't score in the win but has been in scintillating form

Youngster Mason Greenwood (R) didn’t score in the win but has been in scintillating form

UNITED’S FRONT THREE IN THE LEAGUE THIS SEASON

MARCUS RASHFORD

GAMES: 29

GOALS: 17

ANTHONY MARTIAL

GAMES: 30

GOALS: 17

MASON GREENWOOD

GAMES: 29

GOALS: 9

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18-year-old Greenwood didn’t manage to score at Selhurst Park but has been in auspicious form, scoring four times since the restart, and has been heavily praised by his boss Solskjaer who has repeatedly described him as the club’s best finisher.

The recent performances of United’s deadly trio, who now have 43 goals in the Premier League between them, has left Neville convinced that there is no better front three in England.

Speaking on Match of the Day, the former England’s Women’s boss said: ‘I looked at it at the start of the lockdown and thought, “What areas do United need to invest in to close the gap to Man City and Liverpool?”. 

‘Straight away I thought of the centre-forward [position]. But them two are now causing Ole that big of a problem.

‘They’re the best three – with Greenwood – in the league, up there with the Liverpool front three and the City front three. I think they have the ability to interchange positions and link with each other. I don’t see any better.’

Frenchman Martial this week revealed a message from Solskjaer has inspired his upturn in form.

He told Canal Plus: ‘He [Solskjaer] sent me a message, he said “do you want to take your No 9 shirt back?” 

Former England Women's boss Phil Neville believes they are the best front three in the league

Former England Women's boss Phil Neville believes they are the best front three in the league

Former England Women’s boss Phil Neville believes they are the best front three in the league

Rashford and Martial's goals on Thursday night saw United edge closer to a top-four place

Rashford and Martial's goals on Thursday night saw United edge closer to a top-four place

Rashford and Martial’s goals on Thursday night saw United edge closer to a top-four place

‘I straight up said yes! I said yes and he told me now it’s up to you to show me [that you deserve it] every time you’re on the pitch.’

United’s chances of a top-four finish has seemed slim before the coronavirus break but they are now only separated from Leicester by goal difference.

Solskjaer’s men host West Ham next before travelling to Leicester for a crunch final-day clash with Brendan Rodgers’ men which could determine who finishes in the last Champions League spot. 

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