Anthony Martial has been on a great form since his arrival at Old Trafford, his heroic performance against Stoke City last night was exceptional. He was rewarded by a goal and an assist for his efforts. The Frenchman’s combination with Mata and Rooney for United’s third goal rounded off a brilliant overall performance.
The youngster has been prolific in recent weeks for the Red Devils and his superb performance against Stoke City is a clear indication on how well the youngster has settled in at Old Trafford. In the times when Manchester United tend to play boring football, Martial has been a stand out performer on more than many occasions.
The last night’s display at home turf left Manchester United fans in awe as he helped the Red Devils to a 3-0 victory, weeks after the team has suffered a goal drought. The head coach Louis Van Gaal’s praises in the weekend after their 3-1 victory over Derby in FA Cup fourth round is no fluke, the player just re-payed the Dutchman with another stunning performance.
Playing from the left flank, Anthony Martial was a direct threat to the visitors, his 22nd minute goal was well crafted and left the whole stadium in awe of the player. At times, defenders were left clueless and scared to go close to him during the game.
Martial, who is just 20-years old at the moment is everything any other footballer isn’t, and is tipped by fans to be good like Ronaldo and Messi if he continues on this level.
The inflated price United paid to French outfit Monaco for his transfer was labeled madness by many football experts. But in every sense, this is turning out to be a superb investment for the future.
Manchester United has improved in from in recent weeks and the fans hope they maintain this level to stand a chance of getting back into the top four or challenging for the English Premier League title.
Manchester United have in their ranks a good bunch of young talents in Januzaj and Jesse Lingard. And Memphis Depay who is currently struggling form has also shown glimpses of sheer quality at the beginning of the season. If all goes according to the plan, Anthony Martial could be leading the next golden generation of United players.