In great form at the moment, Anthony Martial did not score in Manchester United's win against Brighton (3-1) on Sunday, but offered two assists. He was impressive.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United will not fight for the Premier League title this season and can not be sure they will finish in the top four in the English league to compete in the next Champions League. But, at least, the Norwegian coach made a winning choice by replacing Anthony Martial at the forefront of the Red Devils' attack, at the expense of a Romelu Lukaku sold to Inter Milan (and not replaced), and a Marcus Rashford regularly shifted to the left wing …
The French international shone again Sunday at Old Trafford in a win against Brighton (3-1). "Toto" Martial remained on three goals in the last five games of MU and this time turned into decisive passer. In front of the Seagulls, his calls were sharp and, arrived in the surface, he was able to put his teammates in perfect conditions, as on the opening score signed Andreas Pereira (17th), and the third goal scored by Marcus Rashford ( 66th). The OL-trained player even gave two more balloons to his team-mates.
"Anthony did not score but was exceptional", welcomed his coach after the game, while United is back in 7th position, 9 lengths of the 4th.On what he shows now, Martial seems to have the qualities to take the role of complete center-forward, capable of scoring starting from the bottom or taking a center, but also to serve as a point of support.At this rhythm, the talented Martial will be a reinforcement of weight for the team of France.On the left wing or at the tip ?