United’s victory over the weekend almost came down to the wire as fans were hoping to avoid a repeat of the Chelsea game as Everton clawed back a goal in the 77th minute. Luckily for fans the Reds got back to winning ways with their 2-1 victory over the Toffees.
His time at Old Trafford has been a rollercoaster ride to say the least, but could the Frenchman finally be finding his form?
Martial has been accurately described as an enigma. Nobody is certain about who he is as a player, what he represents and if he is truly a United player.
From moments of sheer brilliance to blunders and a potential lack of effort, he is one of United’s most debated players.
Last season the 22-year-old was dealing with personal issues and failed to make a real impact. This, paired with rumours of a summer departure, led many fans to believe that we would never see the youngster in a United season again.
However, the Frenchman appears to have resurrected his career, and according to Mourinho it was down to Martial taking a long time to understand what is required of him. He said:
“[Martial] took quite a long time to understand what we want, quite a long time for his brain and body to be ready for how we want him to play. At the moment he is playing very well. Even if he doesn’t score, to create what he is creating [at the moment in games] it is a solid performance for the team.”
Whilst Mourinho’s teams this season have failed to find a rhythm, it was a welcomed change on Sunday to see the likes of Juan Mata, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Martial finding great sequences.
Martial has now scored five impressive goals in 11 appearances, and fans will be eager to see more from the youngster.
Despite his poor form, the 22-year-old is very experienced for his age, having made over 200 appearances so far in his career.
He has numerous great qualities, from his power on the ball to his finishing, and if he could improve his work rate off the ball, and his overall effort, he could make a real impact in United’s important pending fixtures.
Whilst his time at Old Trafford hasn’t been the easiest, he is bound to bounce back and this season could belong to him.
*all odds are subject to change