Manchester United fans were left salivating after Anthony Martial‘s performance in the Champions League vs Benfica.
The young Frenchman was as bright as ever, almost single handedly leading his team, taking opposition players on fearlessly to great effect.
Martial was given a rare start ahead of Jose Mourinho favourite Marcus Rashford and made full use of his game time.
While his final product was a little lacking, his skill and pace threatened the Portuguese side time and time again.
His display left Old Trafford chanting his name for the majority of the 90 minutes and fans will surely hope to see more of the former Monaco man.
Martial every time he gets the ball tonight. pic.twitter.com/LJn703ftZm
— Hayles (@Hayles_101) October 31, 2017
Anthony Martial has been the best player on the pitch. He is so hard to stop when at full speed with the ball at his feet. Great to see.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 31, 2017
Anthony Martial can look like Lionel Messi weaving past players, and then suddenly he turns into Gabriel Obertan at the decisive moment.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) October 31, 2017
Anthony Martial is an animal, IMO it won’t be long before we see him start week in week out. Makes it look so easy, our best threat 🔥.
— ManUnitedMedia (@ManUnitedMedia) October 31, 2017
Martial in that first half was outstanding. Really hope Jose looks past the penalty miss because he was terrorising that Benfica defence.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) October 31, 2017
Currently in one of the most crucial seasons of his footballing career, Anthony has plenty to prove to truly make the most of his time at United.
The Red Devils are blessed with two attacking talents on the left flank in Martial and Rashford and the two players are battling it out to gain Jose’s favour.
As much as Mourinho loves having both players available for his team, it’s clear he prefers the young Englishman.
Marcus has been praised countlessly by the Portuguese tactician for his fearlessness and his end product as a result of his maturity.
Anthony meanwhile, struggles to end his own attacking moves, often beating three players before running the ball out of play for example.
His inconsistencies within matches themselves and his unwillingness to defend has given his fellow teammate the advantage so far but he can still turn that around if he keeps his form up.