The Frenchman was in a dangerous mood as he got the better of Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic on the left hand side of the pitch.
However, he couldn’t cap his display with a goal as Diego Costa struck late on to cancel out Jesse Lingard’s opener. Man United fans praised Martial following the clash:
Martial won the battle against Ivanovic today. Hands fucking down.
— Mtunzi Juta. (@FooliJ) February 7, 2016
Feel sorry for Ivanovic. Wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now. Martial is a beast! #MUFC
— Malik (@MalikJafson) February 7, 2016
Martial plays a lot of suicide passes when his first option gets cut out. Played short passes to Mata a few times now. Needs to cut that out
— Daniel Feliciano (@dmf180593) February 7, 2016
Not having anyone say Martial is anything other than a world class talent. Potential to be top 5 players on earth.
— AH (@Walcott_Fan) February 7, 2016
Martial is just dominant on the left #MUFC
— Ryan Newell (@The99Superstar) February 7, 2016
Martial is having a field day vs Ivanovic ?
— David Park (@davidkyungho) February 7, 2016
Thank God we got Martial instead of Pedro.
— The Man Utd Way (@themanutdway) February 7, 2016
The greatest thing LvG did was leaving out Pedro for martial
— Q (@_kels_) February 7, 2016
United have had a mixed campaign, to say the least, but Martial has been a shining light throughout.
At just 20 years old, Martial is already one of United’s most important players and there is no doubt whatsoever that he will develop into a world-class player.
As for United, they need results to improve and quickly. The draw against Chelsea left them fifth in the Premier League table, six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City. They are in real danger of missing out on the top four.