Manchester United fans were delighted with Anthony Martial‘s performance in the 4-0 victory over Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup Fourth round.
The Frenchman has failed to find form under the Portuguese boss this season at Old Trafford and has been in and out of the starting XI.
However, Mourinho deployed him out wide against Wigan, claiming before the match that it’s a good chance for him to get back into the first-team as a good display would see him start against Hull City later in the week.
He took the opportunity with both hands as he claimed two magnificent assists, and supporters were full of praise for his showing on social media.
Tremendous breakaway goal. Mkhitaryan has deserved that. Martial proving his point from the left. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) January 29, 2017
I believe in Martial FC
— Sarah (@sarahmufc93) January 29, 2017
Beautiful counter attack! That's what it's all about. Martial pivotal to it again!
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) January 29, 2017
Out of favour Schweinsteiger and Martial popping up with assists. Both should be included far more going forward.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 29, 2017
Everyone understands Martial’s talent, especially as he finished last season as the club’s top goalscorer, but he had failed to find his feet under the Portuguese boss.
He’s followed after Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s example in the fact that he’s returned to the first-team in spectacular fashion, proving that he deserves to be picked each week.
I expect nothing less than to see him selected for the Hull City fixture because he’s shown exactly what we’ll be missing with him on the bench.