Martial started the game on the left wing, rather than in the No.9 role Man United supporters have become accustomed to seeing him in as of late. He struggled to get involved in the game in the first half but as the match progressed and became more stretched, the youngster came into his own.
In the second period, the 19-year-old got the opportunity to really run at the defence and prove how dangerous he can be.
Despite not seeing him get on the scoresheet, United fans loved the performance from Martial:
Martial, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Smalling excellent. And everyone else bar Rooney playing great. Man we need these 3pts badly.
— Finn (@FutbolFinn) October 17, 2015
Doubling up on Martial every time he gets the ball lmao, imagine being 19 & having that treatment already
— Mart Attack (CR) (@SchneidBastard) October 17, 2015
Love how casual martial is, effortless like berbatov was
— Vausey (@vman_99) October 17, 2015
I'm gonna go ahead and be real honest here: there's something very cool about Herrera, Schweinsteiger and Martial playing in the same team
— Elko Born (@Elko_B) October 17, 2015
A goal for Martial would do nicely now.. #mufc
— Quality MUFC Videos (@aditya_reds) October 17, 2015
I have to constantly remind myself that Martial is only NINETEEN.
— Rust Cohle (@RichDelgiorno) October 17, 2015
Coming off the back of winning the Barclays Player of the Month award for September, Martial found himself on the left wing for the first time in his United career. He gave way for Rooney to play as the leading man and went from strength to strength as the game went on. His pace and trickery caused all sorts of problems for Seamus Coleman in the Everton defence and he started getting into the box with relative ease.
The Frenchman will now want to turn his attention to the Champions League as United make the trip to Moscow to face CSKA. A win is crucial and a brilliant performance at Goodison Park will have hopefully buoyed the players to get all three points in Russia.