Anthony Martial put in a stellar performance on Wednesday night as Manchester United brushed aside Champions League opponents CSKA Moscow by a 4-1 scoreline at the VEB Arena. The Frenchman played up front alongside Romelu Lukaku in a 3-5-2 formation and excelled with probably one of his best performances in the United shirt.
Martial assisted twice for Romelu Lukaku in the first period while also getting on the scoresheet himself via a penalty. The front line of Martial, Lukaku and Mkhitaryan were just too good to handle for the CSKA backline and the latter marked his 50th appearance for United with the fourth goal of the game. United were on course to clinch another 4-0 victory but Konstantin Kuchaev bagged a late consolation for CSKA which rather spoiled De Gea’s night.
Here are the best Twitter reactions towards Martial’s performance…..
— LynneG (@lynger2000) September 27, 2017
Anthony Martial is most definitely back to playing his best football. Whether it's from the bench or he’s starting, he has looked electric.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 27, 2017
LUKAKULOGY proving a hard subject for CSKA Moscow but so is MARTIALMATICS
— Nabeel Hashmi (@HashmeNabeel) September 27, 2017
Martial should be starting every game, such a beast!
— Nico Smith (@NicoSmudge1) September 27, 2017
Martial treating CSKA defenders like Carvajal’s enstranged cousins.
— Valar Morghulis (@SemperFiUnited) September 27, 2017
Jose Mourinho had talked up the need for a new winger over the summer, but the showing of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial suggest that United are comfortable with their current mix of players. Martial has now put in two strong performances against Burton Albion and CSKA Moscow, and it will surely not come as a surprise if the gaffer picks Martial ahead of Rashford for the Crystal Palace game this weekend.