Anthony Martial celebrated his 20th birthday on Saturday evening with his wife after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with West Ham.
The Frenchman didn’t have much to celebrate about as far as the football is concerned but at least he got a decent cake – his wife gave him a 3D cake of Old Trafford with a mini version of himself sitting on top of it. Nice going.
It’s hard to think how young Martial is given how much he’s already done in his life. At 20, he has made a huge career move to a foreign country, is married and has two kids. That’s probably more than most of us will have done by the time we’re 30.
Like his Man United team-mates, Martial has been firing blanks in recent weeks and the buzz around his electric start at the club has calmed down a little bit but he’s still easily our most dangerous player in attack.
With his whole career ahead of him, Martial’s going to go on and do great things but in the short term, he needs to lead by example and start getting back among the goals as soon as possible.