Anthony Martial made an instant impact with a superb finish to give Manchester United the lead in their 1-1 draw against Stoke City.
Lee Grant pulled off plenty of top drawer saves to help keep it goal-less up until the 70 minute mark despite Man United’s unrelenting efforts.
Though it was an action packed first-half, United’s failure to find the back of the net and capitalise early, saw Martial’s effort cancelled out.
Fans took no time to react to his immediate impact on social media.
Finally the real Anthony Martial stands up. What a beautiful hit. 🙌🙌
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) October 2, 2016
— Gavin Fowler (@GavFowl) October 2, 2016
— Dishank [SDMN] (@DishankHate) October 2, 2016
— AiA7 (@ainulaizat) October 2, 2016
Anthony Martial with his first goal of the season. This should give him confidence to fire on all fronts this season #MUFC
— Manchester United (@johnnylad95) October 2, 2016
His introduction added to United’s attacking impetus, he looked confident from the very first touch as he took on defenders looking to cut inside the box.
The Frenchman’s energy seemed to transgress into the rest of the team as United looked much more sharp and menacing in front of goal after his introduction into the game.
Even though United could only get one point out of the fixture, the display will help the Frenchman regain his confidence as he looks to cement his place back in the starting XI.