Manchester United fans were rightfully praising Anthony Martial after he starred in their 3-1 win over Brighton.
The sensational Frenchman has gone from strength to strength as he continues his good form as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice striker.
If Martial can keep himself fit for the rest of the season, there’s no doubting he will become one of the best in the world in his position.
There were never really any question marks over his ability but his little niggling injuries were on the cusp of becoming a concern.
United look a shadow of themselves in Martial’s absence and it’s a testament to just what he bring to Solskjaer’s side with fans able to recognise that quality as well.
Martial will fulfil his potential. ⭐️ boy
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 10, 2019
Martial has all the ability in the world man. Class. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) November 10, 2019
Before this season, Martial was a good player with world class talent. Right now, he is an excellent player with world class talent.
With another 10-15 games at this level and, hopefully, the competition of the season at it, he will be seen as a world class player.
— UtdArena. (@utdarena) November 10, 2019
Martial's holdup play is incredible. Everything good that's happened this half he's been involved. https://t.co/xvBnmgxNpO
— Ali. (@UtdAlii) November 10, 2019
In the five games since Anthony Martial's return from injury:
Marcus Rashford – Five goals, two assists
Anthony Martial – Two goals, two assists pic.twitter.com/OVZxGYIEZD
— UTFR 🇾🇪 (@ManUtd_HQ) November 10, 2019
Anthony Martial has developed so much and unfortunately his injury has prevented people from seeing it. This season he looks like a new man. A great focal point, outstanding feet and really impressive hold up play. 2 assists for him today and he thoroughly deserved a goal.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) November 10, 2019
The concern for fans is if Martial does get injured again, who will cover for him as Marcus Rashford failed to do so adequately.
The long-term view is Mason Greenwood but at the moment he must learn his trade as a right-winger until he’s ready to lead the line too.
There have been rumours of Mario Mandzukic being brought in and it would be a smart move if he’s signed for dirt cheap and on a really short contract.