Some Manchester United fans were left slamming the display of Anthony Martial despite their 1-0 away win over Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team climbed up to the top of England’s top flight thanks to a deflected strike from Paul Pogba on the edge of the 18-yard box ahead of their crucial game away at bitter rivals Liverpool on the weekend.
Should Manchester United sell Martial?
There were some very impressive performances for the Old Trafford faithful, but Martial was a player that flattered to deceive on the night.
The France international was forced off through injury within the last minutes of the match and was thus replaced by Axel Tuanzebe to try and see out the three points, but before that he only managed a quite measly 6.7 overall rating on Sofascore, the lowest out of any of his teammates to have started.
The 25 year-old lost out on 67% of his duels and also failed to record a single dribble, while losing possession of the ball no fewer than nine times in the clash (Sofascore).
Manchester United fan reaction to Martial display
These Red Devils slammed his performance on Twitter, with one supporter even describing the striker as a ‘log of wood’:
“Log of wood”
“With Martial as our no 9, we definitely can’t win this league #BURMUN”
“Martial wastes a lot of chances man, put Ronaldo in this team and he scores 50 goals a season easily. #BURMUN”
“We played well — except of course for Rashford and Martial— and dominated the game. For a game that would place us top of the EPL table, it’s understandable that the only winning goal didn’t come easy, although had Martial and Rashford played well, it wouldn’t have been so #BURMUN”
“Yet another misses of plenty chances. Martial probably has two left legs. Missed sitter & 1 to 1. Yet a narrow win that came through individual brilliance once again. 3 points in the bag & top of table. #Ole need to clinical finishers. @ManUtd @SunManUtd #BURMUN @TotallyMUFC #MUFC”
“Good win for United tonight but to be real title contenders still think we are missing that natural goal scorer. Martial just isn’t good enough. #BURMUN #ManchesterUnited #SkySports #football”
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