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TT Battle: Son Heung-min vs Anthony Martial

Manchester United currently find themselves in sixth position after a poor first half of the season under Jose Mourinho, while Tottenham Hotspur are piling the pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City in the race for the title.

The Red Devils are unbeaten since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford, with a top-four spot not too far out of reach. Meanwhile, the Lilywhites will set their sights on challenging for the Premier League title, with a Champions League spot being secured at least.

Interestingly, Manchester United will travel to the English capital to face Tottenham Hotspur in their next Premier League fixture, so we took a look at Son Heung-min and Anthony Martial’s influence at their respective clubs.

With that in mind, let’s compare these two transfers…

ANTHONY MARTIAL

Ed Woodward splashed £36 million on arguably the world’s most promising talent at the time, Anthony Martial, as he became the world’s most expensive teenager, with future success in United’s sights.

The Frenchman has established himself as one of the best attackers in the Premier League and has made very promising moves on the international stage with France, but his time under Jose Mourinho was a struggle.

Indeed, the winger has produced nine goals in 22 appearances this season as the club’s joint-top scorer, and he has already impressed on the field during Solskjaer’s short time at the club so far.

TT GRADE: A-

SON HEUNG-MIN

Daniel Levy secured the services of Son Heung-min for a bargain fee of £22 million back in the summer of 2015.

The South Korean international has proved to be one of the club’s best ever signings as he continues to deliver world-class performances in all competitions, with 12 goals and nine assists to his name in the current campaign.

Spurs will definitely miss his presence when he heads off to the Asian Cup, as he has played arguably one of the biggest parts in their current Premier League campaign.

TT GRADE: A

TT VERDICT:

When comparing these two, it’s safe to say that Son Heung-min is enjoying the rub of the green at this moment in time with goals and assists ever-present, while Anthony Martial has put in a number of world-class performances but has struggled to produce enough valuable contributions.

Son Heung-min has established himself as one of form men in the Premier League this season, so his Asian Cup absence will come as a huge blow.

Meanwhile, Martial will have a big part to play under Solskjaer as his goalscoring ability and pace could single-handedly drag them back into the top-four race.

So, Woodward landed an ambitious transfer swoop in the form of the Frenchman back in 2015, which crowned him as the world’s most expensive teenager, while Levy secured a bargain signing around the same time frame as Son made the move to North London.

Both players have displayed moments of class in the current campaign and will continue to do so, but it’s Son who has enjoyed more success this season having produced an impressive amount of goals and assists.

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur fans… what do you think? Let us know down below!!!

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