The United forward score a goal and provided an assist in the team’s 3-0 victory over Stoke at Old Trafford. Goal Of The Day Sanchez Fires In Against Man Utd
Before Monday’s 3-0 victory over Stoke City. Manchester United supporters interviewed around Old Trafford appear to agree on one thing. Alexis Sanchez would be a welcome addition at the Theatre of Dreams. Just so long as it doesn’t come at Anthony Martial’s expense.
As if to emphasise the need for Jose Mourinho to consider potential signing. Sanchez as an option in any attacking position other than Martial’s left-wing slot. The Frenchman then put on another superb performance.
Martial is the player most heavily favour by United supporters to become a key figure for the club for years to come. And against Stoke he demonstrate just how important his extra dimension to his side’s play can be. Jesse Lingard entered Monday night with eight goals in his last 10 games.
The 22-year-old gave United a consistent outlet on a night when they were largely below par and also scored the beautiful second goal that put the game out of reach.
Martial demonstrated the value of the trust placed in him on the day Henrikh Mkhitaryan was left off the roster amid rumours that he was being used as a makeweight in the agreement to sign £35 million Sanchez from Arsenal.
Goal Of The Day Sanchez Fires In Against Man Utd
While the Armenian was excelling and Martial was fighting for a starting spot. At the beginning of the season, things have quickly turn around.
Martial is arguably having his best season with United after a trying second season both on and off the field. He has now been chosen to start nine of the last 12 Premier League games.
Although it may not seem like much, Marcus Rashford’s fierce competition on the left flank shows how far the former Monaco star has advanced in recent months. On a chilly night in M16, Martial was not the only Frenchman warming up the crowd.
Antonio Valencia received the ball from him after he played it wide, and he cut in onto his left foot before launching a stunning drive that few would have predicted the Ecuadorian had in him on his weaker side.
After a sustained period of real vigour from the visitors, Pogba displayed excellent judgement by sweeping Romelu Lukaku’s infield pass into the path of Martial, who slammed home a sharp effort from 20 yards to end the match. Later, Martial set up Lukaku to turn and beat Jack Butland with a third shot.
The kind of energy Sanchez can bring to a team’s play in the final third is something United could use more of. However, if and when Mourinho’s turn comes,