Manchester United fans delighted with sensational Anthony Martial display against Stoke

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United fans were left in awe after Anthony Martial‘s scintillating display helped the home side earn a 3-0 win against Stoke City at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Martial, deployed on the left hand side, was a direct and unstoppable force all game. His goal after 22 minutes – a gorgeous touch, promptly capped off by a stunning finish to round off a counterattacking move – was nothing short of sublime, and characterised his performance as a whole.

And, not for the first time, Man United fans were brimming with adulation for the young Frenchman:

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of Martial to this United team. In what has been a confidence stripped, uninventive side, the youngster oozes class and talent.

Even when Louis van Gaal‘s side look bereft of ideas, Martial is the kind of player to grab the initiative; perhaps through a mazy run through the heart of a defence, maybe a goal out of nowhere, or even just a slick piece of link up play. He makes things happen.

If United are to restore some credibility this season, it’s almost certainly going to come via this man, who continues to prove his doubters wrong.

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