Martial set up Juan Mata in the first half to score Man United’s opener and got his richly deserved goal in the second half to put United into a comfortable 2-0 lead which we never looked like letting go of.
For Martial, you could see just how much that goal meant to him with his celebration where he pumped the United badge on his chest. It was a moment of huge relief for Martial and exultation for fans who had done nothing but back him throughout.
That was a wonderful moment for Martial and I hope it can now serve as a turning point for him in his second season so he can get back to the same devastating form which made him such an incredible player under Louis van Gaal.
After the game, Martial made sure to thank United’s fans for their continued support in recent times and the bond between Tony and us has edged that little bit closer because of it. Good lad.
— Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) February 11, 2017