Anthony Martial put in a superb display as Manchester United beat Derby 3-1 in the FA Cup on Friday.
Martial terrorised the Derby defence, beating his man time and time again with some clever runs and mazy footwork.
The Frenchman set up Juan Mata’s late strike with an excellent run and ball into the box and was unlucky not to score. Man United fans were full of praise for the Frenchman:
Martial's been by far the brightest spark for us so far but it was a bit of classic Rooney for the goal. #mufc
— Dan Brown (@DanJBrownMUFC) January 29, 2016
Must say Martial and Rooney's link up play has been superb at times so far, just need to work on the end product.
— Harry (@Bruxinho33) January 29, 2016
Martial's a very good player who could be top class. Great pace, flies past people & good on the ball. They should play him up front.
— Mo (@CoutinOhOhOh) January 29, 2016
Still prefer Martial upfront than Rooney as he gives us more threat in behind defenders
— Andrew (@viperellis) January 29, 2016
Martial reminds of the way Ronaldo used to run at players. Going to be a brilliant player
— Ronan (@RonanMoore23) January 29, 2016
Martial's pace is absolutely frightening when he gets going…?
— AJ Morley (@AlexMorley1) January 29, 2016
Martial is our best outfield player by a long distance.
— Mary (@MarySeeYouEnTee) January 29, 2016
Martial has won us the game on his own practically, the man is 20 years old, and he's bloody carrying this side. He's unbelievable.
— NM (@ffsRooney) January 29, 2016
At 20 years old, it is frightening how good Martial is.
He has been United’s main attacking threat in the majority of games he has played in and Louis van Gaal has relied on him heavily to provide a creative spark over the course of the campaign.
If you are being extremely critical, there was sometimes a final lack of quality against Derby and his decision-making could have been better but that will come with time. It will be exciting to see how Martial develops.