Well, a message has well and truly been sent to Jose Mourinho. The self-proclaimed Special One had been reluctant to play Anthony Martial recently, but today, the Frenchman got a start and more than took his chance as he grabbed a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win.
You have to say that his overall performance was a positive one, as he looked to really get at the Watford defence from the first minute right through to the last.
Marcus Rashford has often been deployed out in that position recently, but the Englishman just isn’t a natural out there; whereas for Martial, he just looks born to play as an out and out wide man.
The way he just glides past players is a real joy to watch, and he seems to be a real intelligent player both on and off the ball. The former AS Monaco man sent out a real message to the manager this afternoon – and he has to be firmly in Jose’s thoughts from here on out.
As you’d expect, the Red Devils were absolutely buzzing all over Twitter, and they sent their praises to the French forward.
Check out some of the tweets aimed at Anthony Martial here:
Martial reminding you all who the real young shooter in the league is. Seems you forgot.
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@AaronMancz) February 11, 2017
Mkhitaryan was dropped by Mourinho and came back fighting. Martial dropped by Mourinho and came back fighting. That's what we like to see.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) February 11, 2017
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) February 11, 2017
Martial made the biggest impact for us today (and more often than not). He deserves to start every PL match from here on out. Settled
— Sports Junkie (@TorontoWLove) February 11, 2017
Martial scores and assists so can we stop the speculation he will leave! He's gonna be a star in years too come #MUFC
— jimmy smith (@jimmysmith89) February 11, 2017
Martial > Mane come at me
— Jørdš (@lconicMartiaI) February 11, 2017
Could have easily been 3 or 4, but we got the second goal and killed the game and saw the game out well. Hopefully Martial will kick on now
— Marcus Rodrigues (@marcus_rodrig46) February 11, 2017