If you ask Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern what their answer is to seemingly every question in the world right now, they will simply respond ‘Anthony Martial’.
Having scored four goals in just his four opening games for the Red Devils, the £36 million signing from Monaco has wasted no time at all in starting to pay back that fee, shouldering all the responsibility in front of goal while wowing the United supporters with his fine dribbling skills and clinical finishing nature.
Make no mistake; eyebrows were raised when United made Martial the most expensive teenager of all-time on deadline day but it is most certainly a case of so far, so good for the French international and if he can carry on putting the ball into the back of the net, football fans will soon forget about the whopping fee Ed Woodward paid for him.
With his latest goal coming last night in United’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Ipswich Town in the Capital Oner Cup, tougher tests will be ahead for Martial although he’s already overcome a significant hurdle having scored against United’s arch-rivals Liverpool in his first ever appearance for the club.
The fact Martial is scoring regularly is good because Wayne Rooney has endured a slow start to the 2015/16 campaign and outside that duo, Louis van Gaal has left himself very short of attackers having disposed of Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Javier Hernandez in the summer.
While James Wilson is a young prospect, he isn’t expected to make that great an impact this term so van Gaal might be in the market for another striker come January.
With this in mind, we’ve devised a list of five Premier League hitmen who could take United’s fancy come the re-opening of the transfer window in January.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 Premier League strikers that Manchester United should snap up in January.