Anthony Martial had an exceptional game when Manchester United secured a 1-0 win over Copenhagen on Monday. While the sole goal of the fixture was netted by Bruno Fernandes in a penalty, it was the Frenchman who had the most picturesque moments with only goalkeeping heroics keeping him from netting goals.
Fans were exceptionally impressed with how he had performed, with high praise coming in from several avenues, most notably Robin Van Persie.
Now, another pundit has given his opinion on the striker’s game and it is certainly something.
Owen Hargreaves, while speaking to BT Sport, had this to say about Martial (via Goal): “Everyone’s got an opinion on Martial. He’s a Ferrari. He just looked like a £100 million player.”
That’s quite a statement from the former Red Devil, one that Martial FC will certainly get behind.
However, a curt look at the player’s statistics from the night does make a compelling argument about the sheer quality that the Frenchman embodied.
Anthony Martial’s game by numbers vs. F.C. Copenhagen:
100% pass accuracy
5 successful take-ons
4 passes into the box
4 shots (3 on target)
4 fouls suffered
3 chances created
2 ball recoveries
1 big chance created
1 penalty won
A really impressive display. 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/653SDrhOtn
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 10, 2020
It was just one of those games where he did everything right with the finishing almost always of brilliant quality but the goalkeeping prowess on the opposite end was just as exceptional.
The “Ferrari” comment was also conveyed well, as the speed with which he operated made it seem that he was dancing around the defense. The comparison can be taken even further as the stats prove that he was also an absolute workhorse in the game.
As for the player’s pricetag, this scoring season has been his best yet, with the 23 goals expected to be added to as United hope to go all the way in the Europa League.
All this at still the age of 24, Martial can become an even better player with more time at United and his patience from all these years has certainly paid dividend.