Manchester United fans were left frustrated with Anthony Martial‘s performance in the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
The Frenchman had been in and out of the starting line-up in recent months with Jose Mourinho trying to get the best out of him, and although he returned in brilliant form, he wasn’t able to make anything happen against Eddie Howe’s men.
Man United held a brilliant opportunity to move out of sixth in the Premier League, pushing closer to the main goal of a Champions League qualification, but it wasn’t to be as the players weren’t able to find another goal moving forward, despite making many goal-scoring opportunities.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Don't see Martial starting the next game
— حسيب (@_haseebm) March 4, 2017
Martial was also quite poor today
— Jamie-Leigh (@LatinaJambelina) March 4, 2017
Worst performance i have ever seen from Martial…Zero impact from the first min till the end
— Kennedy of Lagos™ (@Ken_3dy) March 4, 2017
Martial was so sick of not scoring he just ran for the other goal.
— 📽 Jack (@ShantaBlind) March 4, 2017
Calling for him to be dropped after a disappointing game is quite harsh, Martial deserves time to build confidence and momentum, even if his form had dipped against Bournemouth.
He wasn’t the only player to blame as Mourinho’s squad struggled to remain clinical in front of goal, the biggest chance being Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s missed penalty in the second-half which could have seen United claim all three points had he found the back of the net.