Manchester United win a game! It took a few attempts, but Jose Mourinho’s side finally got a much-needed three points on the board, ironically in our toughest fixture (on paper at least) over the last few weeks.
Due to injuries decimating the current squad, Mourinho had to turn to Anthony Martial as the starting striker, and boy did the Frenchman deliver.
In the second half, he was brilliant, making some excellent runs and linking up wonderfully with his fellow countryman Paul Pogba. Then came the moment of the match – a stunning finish from outside the penalty area to give the Reds a richly deserved lead.
This is why the Old Trafford faithful have been calling for Martial to start on a regular basis. When he’s given a run in the side, we know exactly what he can do – particularly when played through the middle.
As you’d imagine, United fans were buzzing all over social media about Martial’s performance, and let’s just hope that this is a sign of things to come for the 22-year-old star.
Check out the fan reaction to Anthony Martial’s performance here:
Martial’s averaged a goal every 56 minutes this year. Unstoppable.
— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) January 1, 2018
Anthony Martial kissing the badge ?pic.twitter.com/yp4B5g9WOK
— United Report (@ManUtdReport_) January 1, 2018
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) January 1, 2018
Mata and Pogba good in the build-up but a brilliant finish from Martial. Best finisher at United.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) January 1, 2018
Cracking goal. As it’s now a thing, it’s worth pointing out that Martial has scored more goals in this calendar year than Messi, Ronaldo, Kane and Neymar combined.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 1, 2018