Some Manchester United fans have been left blasting the display of Anthony Martial in their 2-0 loss at home to Manchester City.
The former AS Monaco striker did not have the best of games in front of goal as Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s team were knocked out at the semi-final stage of a major competition once again, this time at the hands of their bitter rivals.
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He lost out on no fewer than eight of his duels in the match, and also did not manage to record a single shot on target and worst of all lost possession of the ball 12 times in total, earning him a quite measly 6.4 overall rating on Sofascore, the joint-second lowest out of any player to have set foot on the pitch.
Manchester United fan reaction to Martial display
These Red Devils blasted his performance on Twitter, with one member of the Old Trafford faithful even going as far as to brand the 25 year-old France international as a ‘clown’:
“Maguire obviously needs to be benched. We need a new CB, a RW (that can play as LW too) & a good CF before we can be real Contender. We lack experience up front. Martial & Rashford are bang average. If Bruno doesn’t turn up the team fumbles. #MUFC #MUNMCI”
“Disappointed not to go through, but City was the better side today. Thought Martial was really poor and Fernandes wasn’t involved enough. We took one too many touches around the box, or tried an extra pass when we should have shot. Definitely missed Cavani #MUNMCI”
“Dammit, Martial is the worst 9 we’ve had as starter in a decade. The clown needs to be benched #MCIMUN #MUNMCI”
“Also Martial is not the answer up front, won’t bust a gut and too stable and lazy for a front man. We need a target man in the summer transfer window #MUNMCI @Carabao_Cup”
“The most important position we need is a world class 9. Martial is the worst 9 I have ever seen. If I were the coach I will take the number 9 from him and bench the life out of him. #MUNMCI”
“Bruno is exhausted, and if I were in his shoes, with Martial in front of me, I’d just give up. Guy can’t position or find space or make movements to save his life. Poor poor 9. #MUNMCI #MUFC”
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