“Tony Martial, he came from France, English press said he had no chance, 50 million down the drain, Tony Martial scores again…”
Having slipped behind the defensive line with a cheeky little run, Martial sent a bullet shot sailing past the crumbling figure of Rui Patricio, who could do little but admire the effort. Needless to say, though, the Portuguese stopper got his revenge later on.
The 23-year-old reclaimed his no.9 shirt this summer after former occupant Romelu Lukaku, who had previously inherited it from Martial when he joined from Everton, departed for Inter Milan. And so far, he’s making a very good case for himself as United’s central striker, with two goals in two games.
As Martial raises his bat for his half century, a number of fans have taken to social media with a host of superlatives…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 21, 2019
One of the best Martial’s goal ever in United #GGMU
— ????? ???? (@ShaheedNaseer55) August 21, 2019
— Modlamin keita (@ModlaminK) August 21, 2019
Martial 40 goals this season
— Kieran? (@Daniel_JamesFC) August 21, 2019
That was brilliant ??
— Sirra M? (@sirra_mbye) August 21, 2019
The true 9
— King Gregz (@GreggzIII) August 21, 2019
Martial is the best striker we have at the club. Didn’t expect him to hit that ball with left foot. Spontaneity.
— Samson Ifedo (@Ifedoh) August 21, 2019
Anthony u are the best
— Ntim Julius (@JuliusNtim) August 21, 2019
Impressively, Martial netted 50 goals faster than club icon Cristiano Ronaldo so this could be the start of something truly special (…again).