Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial may compete with one another sometimes for minutes on the pitch, but both remain productive scorers for Manchester United and extremely valuable commodities in the football world. Rashford scored the game winning goal today, punching United’s ticket to the UEFA Champions League knockout round.

Rashford ended a mini scoring “drought” while helping the Red Devils end their own round of 16 mini drought.

marcus rashford

In regards to Martial, he’s shown a penchant for crunch time goals all season long, as he’s found himself again, recovering from admitted issues in year two at Old Trafford.

The CIES Football Observatory, which is billed as an independent study center specializing in football statistical analysis, released their list of the 100 most valuable players under the age of 21 with both Martial #8 and Rashford #5 ranking near the top of the heap. In addition to United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City also each landed a pair in the top ten, and the English Premier League comprised six of the ten highest spots.

The Switzerland based CIES claims that Rashford has seen his value increase 28% since the last study, while Martial’s value has been upped by 9%.

Who took home the number one slot on this list?

anthony martial

Well, in the words of Hanson: Mmmbop, ba duba dop Ba du bop, ba duba dop Ba du bop, ba duba dop Ba du, yeah Mmmbop, ba duba dop

Here’s the top ten per CIES:

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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