Many Manchester United fans were left slamming the display of Anthony Martial as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team fell to a shock 2-1 loss to Sheffield United.
Chris Wilder’s side took the lead from a corner kick midway through the first half through Kean Bryan before Harry Maguire equalised against his old club from a United corner.
Should Manchester United sell Martial?
Oliver Burke then put the Blades back in front through a deflected shot off of Axel Tuanzebe that went in off of the bar as the Premier League’s bottom team managed to take all three points away from Old Trafford.
While there were some pretty average performances from the Red Devils on the night, Martial in particular flattered to deceive.
The France international lost out on six of his duels, the joint-most out of his teammates along with Paul Pogba, and also lost possession of the ball no fewer than 11 times in the game (Sofascore).
Given that he only managed a mere 54 touches in total, the third fewest out of any of his teammates to have started the match, he lost the ball roughly every 4.9 touches on average, earning him a quite measly 6.5 overall rating on Sofascore, the joint-lowest out of any United player who started, along with Mason Greenwood.
Manchester United fan reaction to Martial display
These United supporters slammed his performance on Twitter, with one fan even going as far as to call the 25-year-old ‘lazy’:
“How about criticizing Martial for being lazy and his lower work rate?”
“Martial isn’t the right player for Ole”
“Unlike other United fans I will not use this as an excuse to lose to the worst team the PL had ever seen. Ole shouldn’t have made that many changes and Martial needs to just stay at home from now on. Stealing a living.”
“If David De Gea was playing u-14s football he still wouldn’t be strong enough to come and claim a corner, that’s my take away from last night. Oh and Martial needs dropping fast”
“Martial doesn’t deserve a start at striker again play Cavani and Greenwood there the rest of the season and bench him”
“Martial gave us the worst ever performance by any player on a pitch in history”
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