Manchester United had Anthony Martial to thank for after they came out on top against Tottenham at Old Trafford on a wet Saturday afternoon.
The Frenchman made his impact off the bench, blasting through the away team’s defence and chasing a Romelu Lukaku flick on to clinch all three points for United.
The Red Devils desperately needed a win to keep up with their fierce rivals Manchester City and duly obliged with a late winner.
Jose Mourinho‘s men have scored the most goals in the last ten minutes of matches more than any other Premier League team this season and they relied on that stat to save the game.
Old Trafford won’t care how they go in so long as they do go in but Martial’s composed finish was perfectly timed and fans couldn’t be happier with his performance.
Anthony Jordan Martial.. we are not worthy.
— Hayles (@Hayles_101) October 28, 2017
Well done Man Utd v Spurs . Great statement from the lads. Clean sheet. Anthony Martial, cool as ice #MUFC#Result !
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) October 28, 2017
I will never lose faith in Anthony Martial
— manutd23 (@manutd24) October 28, 2017
That’s for offering £20 million for Anthony Martial @SpursOfficial
— Shibani (@shibani_mufc) October 28, 2017
Marcus Rashford was the man to initially partner Lukaku in a 3-5-2 formation as Mourinho bid to give his star striker some support.
The Belgian was less isolated than in recent games but not by much as he still chased hopeful passes from his teammates.
Rashford performed well himself but Jose’s bold decision to replace the youngster with Martial proved to be the correct one as the former Monaco man came to the rescue.
Anthony’s link up play with Romelu was a little better but he also came on during a period of time when United were starting to shift up the gears.
Still, all it took for the talented Frenchman to score was a single chance and he grabbed it with both hands to make himself an Old Trafford hero.