(HD Video) Gareth Bale will never forget Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance in this match
The 37-year-old is not on the tour after asking to leave the club.
Meanwhile Martial is staking his claim for a starting spot by continuing to bang in the goals, and looking very sharp in his all-round game.
The forward has looked resurgent after his return from a disappointing loan spell with Sevilla.
Martial has been deployed as the sole striker by Erik Ten Hag, which could leave Ronaldo warming the bench when United kick off the campaign.
Fans though are all for it, with one writing on social media: “Martial is on fire. Who needs Ronaldo?”
Another joked: “Cristiano Ronaldo can leave now….Martial is back.”
And a third said: “Never thought I would say this but id much rather start the season with Martial than Ronaldo.”
Meanwhile one fan reckoned Martial should start most matches, with Ronaldo relegated to League Cup and FA Cup duty.
They wrote: “Antony Martial is back!!!! Trusting him over Ronaldo will help Manchester United a lot this season, for the disrespect he’s shown this great club.
“Make him EFL and FA cup starter and make Martial EPL and UCL starter.”
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho also continued their impressive pre-seasons by grabbing a goal apiece after the break.
Joel Ward pulled one back for Crystal Palace, before United were reduced to 10 men after Will Fish was given his marching orders.
But the gloss was taken off the result even more with Harry Maguire the target of repeated boos from the Melbourne crowd.