Manchester United will play Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-finals after progressing against Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday night.
After exiting the UEFA Champions League mid-week, the pressure was on Jose Mourinho’s outfit to deliver a victory and they did just that thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic.
Given the FA Cup represents their best chance of a trophy this season, it was a huge win for the Red Devils and while fans were pleased to progress, not every player got pass marks.
Some supporters took issue with the display from Anthony Martial who was largely ineffective across the 90 minutes.
The Frenchman’s only direct goal contribution over the last eight matches has been a solitary assist and it’s clear that United are currently failing to get the best out of him.
While many are backing the player over Mourinho, believing the manager is to blame, plenty are also growing impatient with his performances and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Anthony Martial is another Memphis Depay. He has the ego (and probably the ability) to play for #MUFC but not the heart or desire.
— Man Utd Views (@ViewsUtd) March 18, 2018
Martial is gone in the summer, 100% sure he’s one of the players Jose is saying has no desire. Although I’m not Mourinho’s biggest fan those type of players need to go. Shaw can go with him too. #mufc
— Matt Mellor (@mattmellor80) March 18, 2018
You know who the lazy players at United are? Pogba, Martial and Shaw. I love them three players, but let's face it, they are extremely & annoyingly lazy. I'm sorry! #MUFC
— Robel Birhane (@robelbtareke) March 18, 2018
Anthony Martial is class…
When he can be bothered!
Fans blame José Mourinho, so why does the Boss stick with Lukaku?
Starting to think Martial won’t fulfill his potential & with Angel Gomes coming through I wouldn’t be gutted if we sold him!#MUFC
— LordScottLindquist (@LindquistLord) March 18, 2018
— El Jefe Rey (@RocBoiJJ) March 17, 2018
No doubt Martial has talent but there’s more fight in a pigeon. Off the ball his effort is abysmal. Long,long way off a top player IMO. #Mufc
— martyn hurry (@hurrymartyn) March 17, 2018
It may be an unpopular opinion but I really wanna see the back of Anthony Martial.
The most lethargic and Unprofessional player at united.
Yes. He's still young.
But, never really a United player with the personality to perform your best under pressure and WIN.#MUFC
— Pramodh (@ThisMojoJoJo) March 17, 2018
Anthony Martial. Shockingly awful. Shouldn’t be allowed to pull on a United shirt ever again.
— Richard Bryan (@TheRB63) March 17, 2018