What Man United Fans Are Saying About Anthony Martial’s Performance vs. Tottenham

Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring their second goal.

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Manchester United were able to make it four in four as they defeated fellow English rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in Shanghai. This is their second win in the International Champions Cup following the goal-fests in Perth.

Anthony Martial opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the first-half while Spurs were able to respond via a well-placed goal from Lucas Moura in the second-half.

It all came down to the creativity of academy graduate Angel Gomes who was able to inch in a splendid goal to win the game for United.

Much has been said about Anthony Martial who will simply be elated to have scored during the game. The Frenchman was able to secure a long-term extension to his contract last campaign but has looked quite unsure since then.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer elected to deploy him as the no.9 against Spurs and that made a world of difference. While it certainly wasn’t his impressive run-ins from the wings that caught the supporters’ eyes, his clinical presence in the middle was definitely a welcome sight.

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The former Monaco man ought to have scored twice during the opening minutes itself and benefited immensely from the contributions of Daniel James on the left-wing.

His impact was in sharp contrast to that of Romelu Lukaku, as the Belgian’s infamous immobility was put to shame by the fluid manner in which Martial posed a threat up-front.

Fans were delighted at this change and made their joy known on social media.

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Further, it was no surprise that the Frenchman was named the man of the match after the game.

Fans will now be hoping that Solskjaer makes more use of him in this spot and permits him to thrive.

This also begs the point that United may not require an additional striker arrival in the event of Lukaku’s departure. With Mason Greenwood’s impeccable form, Marcus Rashford’s confidence and now Martial’s new-found mojo, the Norwegian already has a plethora of options to choose from.