Anthony Martial may not be a guaranteed starter under Jose Mourinho, but the Frenchman undertakes an important role in Manchester United’s squad.
In fact, no player has provided more goals or assists as a substitute in the Premier League so far this season, with four strikes and two set-ups respectively.
He’s almost becoming Mourinho’s equivalent of United’s legendary super-sub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, something that was evident on Saturday as the 21-year-old came on from the bench to bag a huge winner against title rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
But there’s still a feeling that Mourinho needs to keep such a talented young player onside by issuing him adequate minutes, or else face the prospect of leaving him disillusioned – and potentially seeking pastures new come the end of the season.
Manchester United host Benfica tonight at Old Trafford looking to continue their perfect record in the Champions League. So, would you start Martial against the Portuguese outfit, or continue the tactic of letting him impact from the bench?
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