Manchester United fans were happy with Anthony Martial’s man of the match display against FC Copenhagen in Cologne last night.
The two teams faced off in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, with United progressing to the semi-finals after a 1-0 win after extra-time.
United won thanks to a penalty scored by Bruno Fernandes but it was Martial who was fouled inside the box. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joked but rightly said after the match that the Portugal international is a better penalty taker than he was!
It’s been the Frenchman’s best season at United — in all competitions — and he’s certainly looking more like a centre forward than ever before.
Below are the best tweets reacting to Martial’s performance against the Denmark outfit:
Anthony Martial breaking ankles then putting them back together again pic.twitter.com/AjkMkPRnaX
— Tom Olver (@TomOlver1) August 10, 2020
If you still don’t rate Anthony Martial in 2020, there’s seriously something wrong with you 🤔
— 🌊™️ (@RealistGlizzy) August 10, 2020
Henry watching Martial pic.twitter.com/eBSbrl4NsL
— Ché (@UtdChe) August 10, 2020
Don’t care what anyone says I wouldn’t have any striker in the Prem over Martial
— Dutty Boukman (@Reemzestilo) August 10, 2020
🇫🇷 Anthony Martial appreciation tweet.
Been brilliant since the restart. pic.twitter.com/jaLl1KtBht
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) August 10, 2020
Plenty of plaudits for Anthony Martial’s running and individual brilliance tonight, but him working his backside off to get back to defend in the 105th minute to cover Marcus Rashford who was struggling to get back shows how far he’s come. He’s a proper player. Love him.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 10, 2020
🤯 This man's dribbling is a joke.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 10, 2020
Martial in extra time pic.twitter.com/7gVILffkT9
— Ponz (@UtdPonz) August 10, 2020
i don’t understand how you can watch football and not rate Anthony Martial pic.twitter.com/WLR2XhBo7u
— Pastor K (@afcKieron) August 10, 2020
After seeing his improvements this season, the aim for next term must be to go the entire campaign injury free. Then I can see Martial break into the 30 goal mark because he should already be considered one of the best strikers in England.
He has managed 23 goals across all competitions this season and is building a formidable partnership with Marcus Rashford, who has also improved in terms of being more clinical in front of goal.
United don’t need a new centre-forward as much as we thought midway through the season.