Anthony Martial gained the favour of Manchester United fans once more after his display vs Everton in the Premier League at Goodison Park.
The young Frenchman managed to open the scoring for the Red Devils after finally getting an opportunity to lead the attack from the start of a match.
Romelu Lukaku was absent after sustaining an injury during the dull draw vs Southampton and Martial was the player Jose Mourinho opted to trust.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also unavailable due to injury whilst Marcus Rashford‘s poor form meant he was left out of the starting XI.
Fans didn’t miss any of the players above though with Anthony impressing, particularly in the second half after being somewhat underwhelming in the first.
What a talent Anthony Martial is. Protect him, nurture him, and watch him grow into one of the world’s best.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 1, 2018
Cracking goal. As it’s now a thing, it’s worth pointing out that Martial has scored more goals in this calendar year than Messi, Ronaldo, Kane and Neymar combined.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) January 1, 2018
My word that was stunning! Beautiful from Martial. That’s what the game needed, one bit of world class football.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) January 1, 2018
Mata and Pogba good in the build-up but a brilliant finish from Martial. Best finisher at United.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) January 1, 2018
Absolute beauty. Anthony Martial justifying that #9 role.
— Jordan (@FourFourJordan) January 1, 2018
Anthony Martial has often had to feature out on the wings since his move to Manchester United but has made it clear that he sees himself as a striker.
Although he excited fans when he first move to Old Trafford in that position, the French international had to deal with being shoved out wide in preference for other players.
Against Everton though, he made no mistake to make his mark and send a message to his manager in order to attempt to win over the position for good.
As difficult as it is with Lukaku amongst the United squad, it’s certainly not impossible should Martial continue his undroppable form.
More impressive than his rapid pace is the former AS Monaco’s finishing ability. Anthony’s beloved by supporters for his ice cold finishing and will be hoping to see plenty more similar performances from the talented youngster.