RedArmyBet’s Man of the Match v Chelsea

We take a look at who stood out in United's draw against Chelsea.

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United were unlucky to not walk away from Stamford Bridge on Saturday with three points after the Reds were leading the game 2-1, only for Ross Barkley to score a 96th minute equaliser for the Blues.

The standout performance from United had to go to Anthony Martial who gets RedArmyBet’s Man of the Match.

Martial appears to be completely turning his career around at Old Trafford, and there could be hope for it yet.

The Frenchman seemed to fall out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho whilst the forward was also dealing with personal issues. His future with United was a cause for concern this summer after his agent, Philippe Lamboley, confirmed that the player was unhappy in Manchester.

Martial to score from outside the box v Juventus at 21.00*

After being left out of the World Cup winning French team, which equated to a very quiet summer for the 22-year-old, rumours began to circle regarding his next club.

However, the forward showed up to pre-season training and despite leaving early for the birth of his child, Martial has been waiting in the wings for any opportunity to feature in a game.

After the constant question of: ‘Will he stay, or will he go?’, it was sink or swim for Martial, with this season being the prime opportunity for the Frenchman to prove his worth at Old Trafford.

In the small number of appearances that he has made, Martial has certainly made them count. Scoring a goal against Young Boys in United’ first Champions League game of the season was a great confidence boost for the 22-year-old, and he has continued to perform when given the chance.

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The draw against Chelsea was the latest example, where the Frenchman’s clinical finishing was vital in order for United to almost sneak three points from the Blues.

Martial also became the first player to score two for United at the Bridge since another number 11, Ryan Giggs, grabbed two goals in a 5-4 League Cup defeat back in October 2012.

United’s first-half was very similar to that against Newcastle before the international break, lacklustre and disappointing.

United to win v Juventus and both teams to score WAS 6.50, NOW 7.00*

However, in the second-half the 22-year-old made a name for himself, appearing in great positions as he appeared threatening in attack.

The question now is, can he perform consistently?

The most exciting thing about Martial is that it still feels as if there is some unlocked potential, nobody knows just how good he could be yet, and hopefully this season will allow the youngster to continue progressing and finally find his place at United.


*all odds are subject to change

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