Manchester United fans took to Twitter to share their delight prior to the club’s friendly against Perth Glory on Saturday when they learnt Anthony Martial would be starting upfront.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 13, 2019
The match kicked off their tour of Australia and it seems a number of the club’s supporters were in favour of the position that the France international was to be deployed in.
Whether he will be able to occupy the position for good throughout the season remains to be seen, although Martial’s chances would significantly improve should Romelu Lukaku leave the club this summer, although that appears doubtful at the moment (Sky Sports).
A number of fans have previously called for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to use the 23-year-old as the focal point of the attack and it appears they got their wish.
Here are just some of their reactions…
If we don’t sign any CF I want Martial to be our no 1 choice striker. Probably the best finisher in our squad.
— rahul (@rpk_mufc) July 13, 2019
Martial in striker bout time he got a game up top. Hope to see more of this
— Mitch (@mkmitch16) July 13, 2019
Martial as a striker… Happy to see that
— Nik Bračun (@NikBracun) July 13, 2019
MARTIAL STRIKER WOOO#MUFC
— James McDermott (@MUFC_MCDJ) July 13, 2019
Classss Martial up top https://t.co/xNeiLQ3Jmp
— Amandeep (@amanontopp) July 13, 2019
Happy with Martial up top…hopefully stays there
— Oli (@OliverJRFHealth) July 13, 2019
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) July 13, 2019
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Martial starting through the middle for #MUFC is pleasing to see. He’s a better finisher than Rashford and I don’t think he’s been given enough of a chance in that position.
— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) July 13, 2019