Anthony Martial was Manchester United’s stand-out performer in today’s 2-1 win over Swansea.
The numbers don’t lie for Martial. He completed 91% of his passes and attempted seven take-ons against Swansea’s defence, something which you could see was affecting them as they continued to back off him in fear of being made to look like a fool.
Martial, quite literally, has fans sitting on the edge of their seats. He’s so exciting and has such an excellent final product for someone who is only 20. In a season of such dour and dull football, Martial is a breath of fresh air.
We’ve bemoaned a lack of entertaining football under Louis van Gaal, and rightly so, but Martial’s performance against Swansea is hopefully indicative of what is to come in 2016 because that was United – we attacked with intent and pace and scored goals. It’s quite simple really.