Manchester United fans were once again full of praise for Anthony Martial during their side’s 4-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday.
The Frenchman sent a big statement to Jose Mourinho last weekend by coming on and claiming a goal and an assist against West Ham United inside ten minutes.
And he was at it again in Wales, playing a key role in Romelu Lukaku’s goal before gliding into the box slotting home an elegant finish to complete an emphatic 4-0 win.
Supporters were full of praise for the 21-year-old for once again making a supreme impact from the bench.
Anthony Martial comes off the bench and Manchester United score three goals. Wow. Has to start next week – what a player.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 19, 2017
And Inter thought we'd just send Martial out on loan. pic.twitter.com/z70ra4sNol
— Hayles (@Hayles_101) August 19, 2017
That Martial goal was lovely
— Paul (@NQATPaul) August 19, 2017
Martial has been magnificent again. Classic Man United, this. Utterly ruthless. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 19, 2017
Martial once again providing his trademark finish. We've become so dangerous on the break when teams open up
— jb8521 (@jb_8521) August 19, 2017
With 20 minutes left, Swansea had to come up with something. They committed a few more men forward, switched to four at the back, but their late onslaught – having spent most of the game without the ball – lacked bite. Paul Clement’s men were tired and Mourinho smelled blood.
On came Martial and Swansea eventually caved in. His introduction was tantamount to that final rock causing a creaky bridge to collapse. The youngster, alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, was too slick, too menacing and ultimately too clinical for the hapless hosts.
It was a cameo typifying exactly what supporters want to see from their forwards this season: ruthlessness, dedication, innovation and goals.