Anthony Martial impresses Manchester United fans with another good display against CSKA Moscow

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial continued his good start to life at Old Trafford with another goal as his side drew 1-1 with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night.

After starting on the left wing, the 19-year-old scored his first ever Champions League goal with a superb diving header to equalise for Man United and earn them a point which could prove crucial come the end of the group stage.

It wasn’t all good for Martial though, as the youngster gave away a penalty in the first half which saw CSKA take the lead.

It was a moment to forget for the Frenchman as his hand was raised well above his head to concede an unnecessary penalty. Martial made amends in the second half with his header and United fans were delighted to see him back on the scoresheet:


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The striker was ineffective in the first half as he struggled to make inroads down the left hand side. CSKA always ensured they had two defenders marking Martial whenever he got the ball, making it extremely difficult for the youngster. However, he grew into the game in the second half and his header meant United came away with a deserved point.

Martial’s strike was his fifth goal for United since signing from Monaco on transfer deadline day. His start to his career with the club has been nothing short of extraordinary and he proved again today why Louis van Gaal decided to fork out so much money for a teenager.

Martial will now turn his attention back to the Premier League as United await the visit of Premier League title rivals Manchester City. A win would see United leapfrog their ‘noisy neighbours’ and give them a huge boost in the title race early on in the season. Another stellar performance from Martial on Sunday could be exactly what United need to get the better of City and he will be hoping to impress in his first Manchester derby.

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