There’s no doubt Manchester United fans were encouraged by what they saw from Anthony Martial in his performance vs Young Boys.
Jose Mourinho’s men picked up all three points in their first Champions League fixture of the season with the Frenchman getting his name on the scoresheet.
Martial had initially started the game rather slowly but improved tremendously after half-time, converting from an excellent pass from Paul Pogba.
The winger was handed his first start in quite some time and it’s safe to say there was plenty of pressure on his shoulders to deliver.
However, Anthony will have to continue to keep up the good performances if he wants to keep his spot in the starting XI.
MARTIAL FC WE LITTTT
— José (@MourinhoMindset) September 19, 2018
Martial putting pressure on Alexis. He started the game slowly but grew in confidence especially in the second half & got his goal albeit via a deflection. Will have done him good to play the whole game & get a goal. I’d like to see Martial given a run with Sanchez on the right.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) September 19, 2018
Martial passing by Sanchez in the dressing room today like pic.twitter.com/I1gYB8Uz29
— Zora Abdullatif (@Lixnk) September 19, 2018
A very comfortable 3-0 win for Manchester United. Great start from United in their opening Champions League game. Valencia next is a real test, but positive signs. Great to see Martial in glowing form. Shaw-Dalot have added so much already.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 19, 2018
The fans sing the name of Anthony Martial after he scored his first goal of the season. A positive performance from him and one we know he’s capable of. Let’s hope he can hit some form now! [mufcaways] pic.twitter.com/LpZUUdC5u4
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) September 19, 2018
Martial scores a goal and he looks back to his best. Confidence and trust will get the best out of him. Should start against Wolves now?#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 19, 2018
Alexis Sanchez is the player who has often featured from the left-hand side and it will take a while before he’s dropped.
The Portuguese manager refuses to drop one of his starters for a bench player simply based on one performance.
It took Shaw a run of consistently good games before he could oust Young from the left-back position and Martial must take inspiration from that.