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Anthony Martial 2018-19 Performances

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5.7 Average rating
36 Appearances
12 Goals
3 Assists
2 Yellow cards
  1. Nov 8, 2018

    Raven Full Member

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    The bitterness in this post is hilarious, I'm sure you were one of the players wishing he would be sold and saying he wasn't all that talented? The guys was asked to do a job last night to protect the team and did so amazingly. He then drove the team on and played the biggest role in our come back. About as complete a performance you'll find against a superior team.
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  2. Nov 8, 2018

    Yagami Full Member

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    You also have to keep in mind that Martial may personally feel that, with being better than Alexis, a contract offer below that of him may cause him to feel undervalued whereas, elsewhere, the standard offer he'd receive would most likely have him up there with the highest earners of most clubs, and the ones higher are most likely some of the best in the world, which Alexis currently isn't anymore.
  3. Nov 8, 2018

    InfiniteBoredom Full Member

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    200k a week with a sizeable portion tied into number of appereances, output etc... The same Sterling gets in his new contract is fair.

    No other elite club would offer him more than that at this moment (its a doubt any of them would even match it), and if he continues to blossom here and becomes one of the world's best, the only other place where he can make as much money while competing for the highest honours is Real Madrid.
  4. Nov 8, 2018

    Skills Snitch

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    Why would any agent ever agree to that considering the number of times he's been unfairly dropped at this awfully run club? :lol:

    His lack of appearances are purely down to the managers preference. He's done everything to make himself available and has an excellent fitness record.
  5. Nov 8, 2018

    Leftback99 Full Member

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    A significant chunk of the Sanchez wage will be his signing on fee. It's not a like for like comparison for another year in Martial's case (as in he couldn't leave for free).

    However whatever deal was on the table a few weeks ago is probably not going to be enough after recent form.
  6. Nov 8, 2018

    Jeffthered Full Member

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    If that is what you consider a 'complete performance' then our expectations are drastically different. Yes, I do have my questions re Martial.. which I have mentioned in the post. Not bitterness at all. I don't understand why people choose to be so emotional on here.

    Martial drove the team forward. Please.

    He woke up for sure... but for me, what turned that game around wasn't Anthony Martial, it was the substitutions, and the respective impact of those players.

    Punditry and commentary carry much celebrity nowadays... and this is the result. People talking about a complete performance, because a wide player tracks back during a big game.

    Sorry, that isn't unique (to me) and doesn't suggest some quantum leap in Martial's value. The guy had a good ten minute spell. But talk of 'complete' performance is folly.
  7. Nov 8, 2018

    InfiniteBoredom Full Member

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    I’d imagine before he signs he’d already have some assurance about his involvement in the team. It’d be pointless to discuss how much he’ll get if that’s not cleared first.
  8. Nov 8, 2018

    ShinjiNinja26 Full Member

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    Absolute quality!! Just pay whatever's required for him to sign a new deal.
  9. Nov 8, 2018

    Cloud7 Full Member

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    For all the people talking about Martial not earning as much with another club than at United, you’re ignoring one very big thing. United have not competed for any major honors since Martial has been here.

    Sure he may not earn as much as Sanchez here or at another club, but a player may be more willing to compromise on wages if there are other positives to being at the club, which there are very few of currently, besides our wages.

    It’s all well and good saying “we only want players who want to be here” but that’s really not a practical ideal to run a club by. Players will want to be here when we’re winning important trophies and competing properly at the highest level. Until we reach that level again, we can’t say “we’ll you won’t earn this amount elsewhere, get stuffed” to our most talented/2nd most talented player and best attacker.
  10. Nov 8, 2018

    -Supreme- New Member

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    Realistically which top European teams he'd guarantee to start on a regular basis and able to match Utd financially?
  11. Nov 8, 2018

    huyn Full Member

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    back in the French national team.
  12. Nov 8, 2018

    PepsiCola Full Member

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    I need one extended GIF of his last 10 minutes last night.

    Man I'd like to see a wall of shame of posts claiming no top club would be in for him should we sell him.
  13. Nov 8, 2018

    MadDogg Full Member

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    I thought the same at first, but when they showed the replay it looked like a defender got his foot in there before Fellaini. That play also led to the freekick Mata scored from, so it all worked out in the end.

    Would have been some goal though...
  14. Nov 8, 2018

    acnumber9 Full Member

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    Utd are still likely to offer him more money then most other clubs would without getting near what Sanchez earns.
  15. Nov 8, 2018

    Sylar Full Member

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    He does seem to be working harder without the ball too. I dont know if his fitness is better now (before it seemed like he wouldnt track back, and would save that energy for going the other way). Now it seems like hes getting up and down. And hes closer to their goal when he gets the ball.

    Obviously a run in the team helps and he does seem a confidence player.
    Glad hes still a United player.
  16. Nov 8, 2018

    CA1 Banned

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    Absolutely delighted for him.

    He's working harder and reaping the rewards. Glad he's back in the France squad as its rewarded hard work.
  17. Nov 8, 2018

    el3mel Full Member

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    Great news for the lad. More confidence for him. He's becoming our main player.
  18. Nov 8, 2018

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Great news. This should spur him on.
  19. Nov 8, 2018

    Toddler New Member

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    I wish we would sign somebody :)
    I think he was again our best player yesterday. Most of our (we did not exactly have that many though) quality plays ran through him.
  20. Nov 8, 2018

    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    Martial/Pogba and De Gea. We need to have all of them on long term contracts (Pogba already is) and build the side around them!
  21. Nov 8, 2018

    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    Get a right sided version of him and we’d have a devastating attack.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    el3mel Full Member

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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    Yep. They are only 3 players who we can't lose. Others can be replaced.
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    CA1 Banned

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    Couldn't have said it any better myself to be honest.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    He has been since he returned to the team. His workrate has doubled, in possession and out of it.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Yeah. Although especially visible last night I thought.
  28. Nov 8, 2018

    LoveFootball Banned

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    Proving me right this Mr Anthony Martial. Never lost faith in the lad. He's yet to reached his 2015-2016 level; when he does, we'll have a monster of a player and Mbappe will be talked in the past tense.
  29. Nov 8, 2018

    ash_86 Full Member

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    Sounds about right.
  30. Nov 8, 2018

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Correct but it would've helped if he was playing regularly. You cannot show your potential if you don't play.
    First time he started 6 straight games for Jose. He once played 19 straight games under LVG.
    It's all about game time.
    He missed out on a world cup medal becase he wasn't playing and that's quite frustrating. I know I would be.
  31. Nov 8, 2018

    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    Is this the last international break of the year?
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    cyberman Full Member

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    I thought he was playing exactly as he did before he was dropped?
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    He missed out on a WC medal through average to poor performances for France, although his United form didn’t help.
    He’s such a talent he doesn’t need 6 straight games to pick himself, he showed that upon his arrival in England.
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    FujiVice Full Member

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    Paul Ince just compared him to Eden Hazard. Said nobody will want to play against him at the minute.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    No way, Deschamps has an agenda against Martial as well. Just trust those that are proud to be seen as Martial FC, you know those people that are self-admittedly bias for him :angel:
  36. Nov 8, 2018

    Ashley R1+O New Member

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    Don't worry, I've been one of the ones most critical about his lack of off the ball movement. You can see at least SOME improvement to want to come in and intereact and basically just have a go. The goals in my opinion have given him that confidence and have helped his game. That Bornemouth first goal where he hung off the defender and then came inside and straight down the barrel unmarked for the strike at goal just inside the box was exactly what was missing from his game in the last couple of seasons.

    He's doing more defensive work, he's coming inside to collect and facilitate play and he's generally trying harder. I think you're correct he can take his game further but he's always been able to do that he just needs to get his head right mentally and the confidence will definitely help that going forward.
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    Greck Full Member

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    Don't think he missed out because of poor performances for France. He created a brilliant goal in his last game for France and had a good showing. Personally can't remember a poor game
  38. Nov 8, 2018

    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    I want to see him still more centrally as the guy who initiates the teams attack from deep as a SS.

    He does it at LW anyway - our whole teams attack seem to be really down to his ability start an attack by falling deep to receive the ball & taking a defender on - the only problem with that is that it comes from only ever one angle - the left. The rest of our attack seems a bit damp on the other side & to me that is not down to a lack of a RW.

    If we have martial as the central guy playing a bit deep with Sanchez & Rashford on either side of him - that would allow those two to make off the ball runs that martial is not the best at. Also they provide better defensive intent to back the fullbacks.

    Play Sanchez & Rashford as wide forwards with martial in the middle starting the attacks & that's the best that can be done in my opinion.
  39. Nov 9, 2018

    AR87 Full Member

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    I don't have an issue with trying that out but Sanchez, while good at pressing up front, is a liability when he has to track runners. After a corner yesterday we cleared the ball, Lingard ended up at ST, Martial at RW and Sanchez at LW. Sanchez completely turned off and allowed Juve to create an easy 2v1 against Shaw which created a threatening opportunity for Juve. He's just not disciplined in that sense and never has been.

    I'd experiment with that setup in a match at home we're likely to dominate against lower level opposition, but I wouldn't trust Sanchez to execute in that capacity in matches against top level opposition.
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    MikeKing Full Member

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    Sounds like how we played him under Van Gaal. Reminded me of that game against Southampton I think it was when Martial looked a ready made striker. I would like to see him in the box a lot more, imagining his turning and close control in those central areas so close to the goal makes my eyes pop out of my head a bit.