Sir Alex Ferguson’s Hilarious Reaction To Martial’s Substitution Against Burnley

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Manchester United traveled to Burnley on Saturday, where they comfortably won 2-0. Anthony Martial gave his side the lead in the first half and Marcus Rashford doubled the scoreline during added time.

The Frenchman has now recorded 10 goals and 3 assists in 19 appearances across all competitions. Martial has been in admirable form this season, having finally been deployed in his preferred position since the departure of Romelu Lukaku.

The striker has also formed a consistent partnership with the Englishman.

The forward has been one of the Red Devils’ best players this season and should thus be given every minute possible to perform.

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However, Solskjaer subbed the former Monaco star off towards the climax of the match even though his side were holding on to a very slim lead. Luke Shaw was then brought on to replace him as the gaffer went for a more conservative approach.

Consequently, fans were surprised at the decision and SirAlex Ferguson, who was among the crowd, shared the same feeling. A video was surfaced of the Scott looking visually confused when Shaw was subbed on.

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The former United boss was clearly impressed by the 24-year-old’s performance and could not understand why he was hooked at such a crucial period in the match. Sir Alex definitely wanted to see the No. 9 till the final whistle blew.

Nevertheless, Rashford managed to finish the job during Fergie Time as Fergie himself watched on. The Old Trafford outfit are now just a point shy of fourth placed Chelsea who face Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.

Should this form continue, there won’t be much stopping the Mancunians from securing Champions League football.