Manchester United fans were thrilled with Anthony Martial‘s performance against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Despite setting up two goals in his last start against Wigan Athletic, Jose Mourinho claimed he had to perform better, leaving the Frenchman in and out of the starting XI.
He forms part of what is arguably Man United’s best front four alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata with Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front, and picked up a brilliant goal and assist, answering his critics.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Good to see Martial starting today. Must grab his chance with both hands. A very attacking line-up with Mkhi, Martial and Mata all starting.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 11, 2017
Martial goes through defenders like they ain't there..
— Mbonu Watson (@Mbonuwatson_c) February 11, 2017
Martial needs to start more often
— Man Utd 🔙🔛🔝…. 🔜 (@BennHass5) February 11, 2017
Mata!! That's why you play him at number 10. Great build up. Good pick out from Martial! 1-0! GET IN!😘👌
— 🐺 (@DENIXL07) February 11, 2017
You could see that just moments into the game Martial was oozing with confidence, drifting in and out of defenders, and it was clear that he had returned to fight for his place in the side.
For a player that has been out of favour of late, he returned back with the team in brilliant form and continued to get the ball forward for most of the game, giving Watford’s defence a hard time, and it was only a matter of time before he picked up an assist for Juan Mata in the first-half.
Hopes are Mourinho plays him in the Europa League Round of 32 on Thursday as he needs to pick up minutes and cement his place back in the side.