Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has turned 22 today and Twitter cannot stop recalling the Frenchman’s most memorable Manchester United moment; his goal against Liverpool at Old Trafford right in front of the Stretford End.
Brought for a hefty £36 million, potentially rising to £58 million, from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, Martial was an unknown quantity until the day he stepped onto the field. To add further glory to his career, it is safe to say his goal against the Reds was a just a trailer as he went on to 17 goals in all competition that season, eventually becoming Manchester United’s highest scorer in the 2015-16 campaign.
However, with Mourinho arriving, Martial’s game time struggled and soon followed his potential exit rumours. They say patience is the key and this is what both Mourinho and Martial kept. With a new season arriving (2017/18), Martial became Mourinho’s most trusted deputy, eventually becoming the Portuguese’s super sub.
The Frenchman has bagged 8 goals this season, equalling his tally of the previous season already. Safe to say a lot is expected from Martial this season and with the club still alive in all competition, the 22-year-old won’t find playing a regular football difficult. Meanwhile, as Manchester United wished Martial on Twitter, the fans went into a frenzy and this is how they reacted:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 5, 2017
3RD BEST PLAYER AT MAN UNITED
— Pogpillow (@martialmanhunt) December 5, 2017
Agreed after Paul and Dave
— Dave. (@07mwas) December 5, 2017
I thought after Fellaini and Lingard.
— Marcus Rashford (@EvilRashford) December 5, 2017
And he is already a certified agent. Whoa pic.twitter.com/vtwKzxDJ0u
— Vindelöf (@SemperFiUtd) December 5, 2017
I hope he’s happy today pic.twitter.com/kn2APjGPS8
— The people’s champ. (@theITOROITAMA) December 5, 2017
Happy birthday to Anthony Martial , best winger in the league
Once a journalist asked Ronaldo: How is it to be the GOAT?
Ronaldo replied, I don’t know! ask Anthony Martial
— Nur (@_misternur) December 5, 2017
Tony martial came from France
English press said he had no chance
50 million down the drain
Tony Martial scores again
— Jackson (@FootballMadFan8) December 5, 2017
— POG[BA}ILLY (@RiShstA) December 5, 2017
Better than Salah
— ????? (@hzwnjalal) December 5, 2017
He is going to bang city
— rohit sharma (@ROHIT_GGMU) December 5, 2017
— The Yòrùbá Chinedu (@Dharmielorla) December 5, 2017
Woah so weird that he’s the same age as me ?????? @Akashshetty_
— Joel (@Sonic_i11) December 5, 2017