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Anthony Martial 2018-19 Performances

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5.5 Average rating
38 Appearances
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  1. Apr 13, 2019

    haram Full Member

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    :houllier:
  2. Apr 13, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    It was an odd one today, he looked up for it but he was so sloppy in all aspects of his play.
  3. Apr 13, 2019

    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    It's insulting to compare the 2 honestly.

    I think some forget just how good Nani was for us from 2010 to 2012.
  4. Apr 13, 2019

    TMDaines Full Member

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    His game just isn’t developing. He’s more one dimensional than he’s ever been. He needs to stay wide and attack the left flank at times. Defenders know how to defend against him by just supporting the full back to not let him cut inside. It’s all too predictable and is becoming less and less effective.
  5. Apr 13, 2019

    MadMike Full Member

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    Not good today. I don't mind him taking players on and losing the ball, that's part of the risk. But when he fails to complete some simple passes it's very frustrating to watch.
  6. Apr 13, 2019

    DownRiver New Member

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    He is basically our Nani. Will never go to the next level no matter what.
  7. Apr 13, 2019

    haram Full Member

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    Nani was better.
  8. Apr 13, 2019

    MadMike Full Member

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    He's not wrong. He's still more dangerous than Lingard or Mata. And we need to score.
  9. Apr 13, 2019

    haram Full Member

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    Did he play against PSG?
  10. Apr 13, 2019

    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Yeah, sorry. I'm in the wrong here. Sad that Martial hasn't developed from that incredible 19 year old that displayed so much ability in 2015/16.
  11. Apr 13, 2019

    el3mel Full Member

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    That's an insult to Nani. I can bet all I have that Martial will never put as good season here as Nani's 2010/2011.
  12. Apr 13, 2019

    Raven Full Member

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    Rashford is also in shocking form... Lukaku's form is poor... Martial deserves a crack at Barca.
  13. Apr 13, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Comparing Martial to Nani :lol:
    Nani is an average forward/striker. And Martial is an average winger. What kind of useless conparison is this? Martial is only playing winger because there's no other options .
  14. Apr 13, 2019

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    I've seen him play like that before and someone described it as great on here.
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    Raven Full Member

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    Neither are or were average.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    When did you see him playing regularly as a striker to conclude he'll be better there ? I remember people were fully convinced when Rooney would play as a striker or number 10 he'll be great again.
  17. Apr 13, 2019

    haram Full Member

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    Martial deserves nothing.
  18. Apr 13, 2019

    breakout67 Full Member

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    Martial could take a dump on the pitch and some would describe it as great on here. One of the favourite reviews on here is that 'he was the only one trying to make things happen'.

    Only in this thread will failing 5 dribbles in a row be considered a good thing.
  19. Apr 13, 2019

    Denis79 Full Member

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    Haha no need for sarcasm, and he wasn't incredible when he joined or since then. I just have the opinion he has talent but isn't developing for whatever reason.
  20. Apr 13, 2019

    MadMike Full Member

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    Ah I see. Because we won against PSG without him (when he wasn't available) we shouldn't start him against Barca. What brilliant logic.

    We also won without Pogba maybe we shouldn't start him either, throw Pereira on.
  21. Apr 13, 2019

    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Nah, no sarcasm. I overreacted originally.
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    Raven Full Member

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    Righto. Well, I reckon he will anyway, and I reckon he'll play well too.
  23. Apr 13, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

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    His play style is nothing similar to Nani. Nani could cross with both feet, shoot from distance, go inside/outside and link up with his fullback.. god knows how wasteful he will have been in further advanced position.
    Martial mainly plays inside, short one two and receive the return in the box for finishing. Basically nothing special for wingers- he's merely filling a spot nothing more. I did saw some stats that his xG was 6 this season but he got 10 placing him in the higher category for clinical strikers in the league. The problem is actually the regression of the football even more than the position. When we started the whole front three was interchanging position and linking up well then the fluidity stopped after the injury crisis and we went back to static and rigid football.
  24. Apr 13, 2019

    FujiVice Full Member

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    Champions League winner and European Championships winner, too. Nani's career will go down as very successful.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    You didn't answer my question. Where did you watch him play as a striker regularly to conclude he'll be better ?
  26. Apr 13, 2019

    Negan New Member

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    Nani was a miles better player and is one of the most under appreciated United players of all time.

    On his day, he was untouchable.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    And where did I say there's a conclusion? Nobody knows the final conclusion I only saw his playing style and highligted the difference between him and the nani comparisons.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    You said he's an average winger and playing there only because there's no other option even though he spent his entire United career so far playing there and all his great performance were on the left. Literally, literally, no reason to believe he'll change if he moves to central, except assumptions only.
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    Sayros Full Member

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    But he's never really been a winger, he's an inside forward that comes from the left side. That's what he was at Monaco, and that's what he was his first season here with the #9 and being the team's highest goalscorer at 19 in a new league. Regardless, right now his issue is confidence IMO more than anything. The way he played today was typical of someone with very little self-belief. He didn't want to take anybody on, he took ages to make a decision before the defender bailed him out with a foul for the penalty, he's just looking really out of sorts and far from his best. A confident Martial is someone who can do things pretty much nobody but Pogba can on this team.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Why does he have a very little self belief currently ? Isn't he playing regularly whenever he's fit under a lovely manager who supports his players ? Why will confidence be shaken ?
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    Sayros Full Member

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    Your guess is as good as mine, could be off the field issues, maybe he can't get it up? I don't know...there's literally a million reasons why a young man can lose confidence. But he certainly looks devoid of it these last few months.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Can't really find any reason for him to lose confidence at the moment. Honestly I feel "losing confidence" is an excused that has been used a lot for Martial those last 3 years.
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    Marcelinho87 Full Member

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    I just don't think he is that good tbh, flashes of talent but nothing amazing.
  35. Apr 13, 2019

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    These people are an embarrassment. They've watched some fantastic attackers here over the years and they worship some garbage performances from the current lot.
  36. Apr 14, 2019

    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    I find it baffling that a fan base who disliked a player like Nani so much that 'the new Nani' has become a perjorative term for players like Depay are so forgiving of Martial's faults.

    He's a million miles away from the player that some seem to think he is and he's absolutely atrocious at basic aspects of the game. At this stage in his career if he's not showing signs of improving faults that he has I'm not sure he ever will.
  37. Apr 14, 2019

    Boycott Full Member

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    I think he has the natural talent to be an Henry level forward but he has the mentality of Anelka.
  38. Apr 14, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    He’s been very underwhelming recently. I expected him to destroy an aging zabaleta today but he just never even tried.

    Unfortunately I just don’t think he has the match intelligence required to be top class.

    He’s got so much ability he doesn’t use for 80% of games, if only he had an inner fire to be the best he really could be. He really needs to work on his left foot also.
  39. Apr 14, 2019

    Sayros Full Member

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    It's not really an excuse, as a professional athlete you're in charge of your mental game as well as your physical shape. In the past, it has been somewhat of a warranted excuse as he was given a very short leash by Mourinho and when he was finally given a chance, both this season and last, he played well and statistically was very impactful with his time on the field. This time, it's not quite as valid because Ole has given him plenty of chances and he is simply not taking them.
  40. Apr 14, 2019

    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    I've never seen a player so slow to get a shot off.

    Massively overrated on here and always has been. Only finally being found out by some.