Martial is running out of time to secure long-term striker role at Manchester United

Martial is running out of time to secure long-term striker role at Manchester United

Anthony Martial has been given a major chance this season to secure the role as Manchester United's number nine. This is the position that he wanted to play upon signing for the club, but his path has been blocked at various times by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford. The decision not to sign a striker in the summer led to the Frenchman getting the number nine shirt and the opportunity on the pitch, with Rashford playing …
Martial's performance vindicated Manchester United's decision to sell Lukaku

Martial's performance vindicated Manchester United's decision to sell Lukaku

Manchester United started the season with a very positive result as they thrashed top-six rivals, Chelsea, scoring four goals in the process. The scoreline was arguably harsh on the visitors, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side capitalised on the tactical flaws displayed by Frank Lampard in his first game in charge of the Blues. There are similarities that can be drawn between the two clubs, due to adored former players being in the dugout. However, the quality in the forward line …
MARTIAL AWE - Anthony Martial Performance Analysis v Southampton

MARTIAL AWE - Anthony Martial Performance Analysis v Southampton

Sunday witnessed an implosion that saw Ronald Koeman's Southampton lose to 'themselves' as described by the losing Dutch manager, than their opponents Manchester United in a fairly close encounter at the packed St.Mary's stadium. The Saints opened the scoring through Graziano Pelle following a brilliant opening spell and despite David De Gea's cat-like reflexes thwarting the first attempt. Their domination though, slowly faded as the half progressed with the visitors keeping the ball trying to control the pace of the …