Manchester United sailed through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Wednesday evening after putting away visitors Colchester United inside ten second-half minutes, but some supporters are still not convinced by Anthony Martial despite his contribution to proceedings.
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Responding to a tweet by The United Stand, a lot of fans played down the Frenchman’s heroics on a fairly routine evening, with the Red Devils later finding out they will play bitter rivals Manchester City in a dramatic semi-final encounter.
Martial scored the third goal with a decent finish after latching on to a ball across from the box from Marcus Rashford – ultimately sealing his side’s place in the next round draw.
However, citing the lack of opposition quality as a reason not to get too overexcited, supporters have attempted to calm any praise for the 24-year-old due to the fact it was against Colchester. As per WhoScored, the former Monaco youngster was caught offside more than anyone else in the United squad, as well as finding the target with only one of his four shots.
With that in mind, here’s how they described the heroics of the winger on social media.
tap in against colchester . Have some shame
— Casey (@_KC01) December 18, 2019
Broken wheel but, we won in spite of the incompetence. He’s a great guy but, terrible manager. He’s tactics are run towards goal as fast as you can and, nothing else. He turned the best goalkeeper in the world to someone whose has be a magician. Martial is still lazy
— Greg Turner (@1locoloverGT) December 18, 2019
Why , because he’s got a goal against a mid-table league 2 side, let’s see what he does at the weekend. And why are we haters? I don’t hate Martial I just don’t rate him as highly as some
— Chris Varley (@bigcee75) December 18, 2019
i love martial but its colchester
— leofric (@leofric13) December 18, 2019
Come back when he gets called up for France.
— Carwyn Williams (@CarwynW42350638) December 18, 2019
It’s Colchester. Relax
— HK (@UtdHK_) December 18, 2019
Still not convinced
— Twino Deus (@twinodeus) December 18, 2019
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