When Anthony Martial signed for Man United in 2015 he was the most expensive teenager in football history at the time.
His performances for the club have been up and down with persistent questions around the €60m price tag being asked, but he's come to life in the second half of 2019-20 as the focal point of an exciting young attacking trio under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Martial's return of 16 goals & five assists is by far his most productive campaign in a United jersey to date and his healthy competition with Marcus Rashford means that both will be gunning for the 20-goal mark before the season is up.
It feels as though Martial has been around forever, but he'll only be 25 in December, and it seems as though he's starting to grow into his surroundings and look right at home on the big stage. With last night's goal against Southampton, he joined an exclusive club of United players to hit a half-century of goals in the Premier League. He's done so after 142 appearances in the competition.
😈 Man United's 50-goal club in the Premier League
- 🏴 Wayne Rooney: 183
- 🏴 Ryan Giggs: 109
- 🏴 Paul Scholes: 107
- 🇳🇱 Ruud van Nistelrooy: 95
- 🏴 Andrew Cole: 93
- 🇳🇴 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 91
- 🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo: 84
- 🇫🇷 Eric Cantona: 64
- 🏴 David Beckham: 62
- 🇫🇷 Anthony Martial: 50
United's next assignment is a trip to Selhurst Park to face Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace. After dropping points against Southampton after Michael Obafemi's 95th-minute equalizer on Monday night, Martial and his teammates will be determined to claim three points on Thursday.
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