Manchester United Football Club piled the pressure on both Manchester City and Liverpool with a hard-fought victory away at Burnley this Sunday. The Red Devils were outstanding throughout, and more than deserved the 2-0 victory.
To my pleasant surprise, Anthony Martial was handed a rare start in the main striker spot, and my did he live up to expectations. The 21-year-old played excellently from minute one, and we saw a glimpse of that raw talent he displayed so often last season.
Martial opened the scoring as he led a wonderfully crafted counter-attack out from in his own half, before getting on the end of an Ander Herrera cross and finishing with aplomb.
It really was an outstanding all-round display, and it definitely feels like Jose Mourinho now has another guy he can trust in a time of need. Right now, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic out injured, the manager needs all the bodies he can get and we all know how talented of a player Martial is. Hopefully, this is the start of a rejuvenation of sorts, and he can become a regular fixture from now until the end of the season.
Check out the tweets aimed at Martial here:
Genius from Martial. Man United on the counter attack. I love that. Herrera assist too. YANITED
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) April 23, 2017
Yes Martial! Quality, counter attacking goal.
And one, dare I say, that wouldn't have happened had Ibra been up top.
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) April 23, 2017
Superb, nobody needed a goal more. Martial at his best
— Pilib de Brún (@Malachians) April 23, 2017
And that is why I wanted him to play Martial.
— Robbie (@Robbie_197) April 23, 2017
Martial goal/assist in a brilliant win + palace thumping Liverpool = one incredible Sunday.
— Tanil Patel (@tanil_patel) April 23, 2017
I know Martial had a good game today but Rashford has to start up front vs City. Mkhitaryan has to come in as well
— Hi, My name is Joe (@SayNoMore33) April 23, 2017
Young, Darmien Shaw Fellaini and Martial all stepped up these last couple of weeks when needed most, Jose has got this squad playing for him
— Paul Gaskell (@pgaskell13) April 23, 2017