Anthony Martial #9

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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    Renegade Full Member

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    Will be stop sulking now?
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    The left winger experiment is over. About time.

    To be fair, it made sense in LvG's slow build style, where the CF was a focal point who brought his wide forwards into the box.

    Under Jose and Ole, it was far from ideal for Martial. Hopefully, he can kick on now as a central player.
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    paulblart New Member

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    You'd think he'd have accepted it by now since it's been 3 years. He never should've lost it to begin with though.
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    skeelz New Member

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    Tony Martial came from france
    English press said he has no chance

    Bla bla bla ...

    Now that he's got his nine
    Hope he gets his mojo back
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    Funky Futurista Full Member

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    This made me really happy. I was kinda pissed when Ibra got his number, hopefully he can deliver this season. Started watching under the Van Gaal era and he was a bright shining light that season. Regularly watch his goal against Liverpool where he took Skrtel for a ride :D
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    Raven Full Member

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    I like that. Surely a big season incoming.
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    nutmegrush New Member

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    A confidence player if there ever was one, hope this pays dividends, and hope he gets s prolonged run in the starting XI
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    I like this :devil:
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    Nori- Full Member

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    They've literally just changed his shirt number and people are over the moon?! :lol:

    Let's say he plays as a striker for us so we now have cover upfront..........then we are short on the left wing with just Sanchez, who has been awful so far
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    Dolf Full Member

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    Wha if we decide to sign a top striker next season? Or the season after that? Will we take it from him again?
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    He’s been playing as a striker pretty much all of pre season with Rashford on the left. You also have James that can play on the left. The whole front 4 tended to swap positions throughout the pre season but for the most part Martial was the striker.
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    Tbf mate, people moan as feck in here. It’s good to be happy, even for the small things :)
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    If we take it back away from him again he’s done :lol:
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    haram Full Member

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    Maybe Woodward really is a genius.
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    :lol:
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Hopefully he’ll have earned it by next season. In which case he keeps it, no matter who we sign.
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Lets get the facts straight, Martial was utter shite last season, a lazy, unmotivated fecker, and if we'd have got the replacement any other would be top team would have got for Lukaku, then he wouldn't be been rewarded for failure, but I love the guy when he plays like he can, so I hope he finally grasps the moment, as he undoubtedly is the most talented attacker we have..
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    :lol:
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    When we get Mandžukić in January he'll be back to 11.
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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    Number doesn't change anything. Rashford is Ole's first choice for central attacker
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Didn't Martial play more through the middle?
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    Utter shite but the best goal/assist ratio among our attackers.
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    fergosaurus Full Member

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    Hope not. Martial is much more clinical.
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    If you think about it he lost the number after playing well so this balances it out.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    Rashford will start on the left on Sunday. Martial will be up top.
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Yes but he's got one less number on his back therefore he should be more aerodynamic.
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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    Friendly games. And i am not saying that Martial is not an option. But Rashy is no1 option
    I think that too

    Ole talked a lot about Rashy last year as our future main striker. He is his project. No way that Martial will start on central position against Chelsea
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    Taking it away from him was beyond stupid in the first place
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    I don't think either Martial or Rashford is our starting striker. The whole point of the system Ole is trying to implement is that they are interchangeable and fast as feck which will give defenders nightmares. If we go with the 4-2-3-1 we have been using we may kick off with Martial in front of Rashford-Lingard-James but with the exception of Lingard I think the other 3 will switch positions at will just to create as much confusion as possible. Same if you switch out Greenwood for James. We may not get a 20 goal striker but we could get 3 or 4 in the mid to high teens which will work just as well if Slabhead, Mate, Pogba et al are chipping in with 5+ each
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    Not if you watched pre season he isn't
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    I wonder how anyone would come to that conclusion. He obviously isn't. Have you watched any pre season games?
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    Mourinho man management for ya
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    redshaw Full Member

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    Thought he switched around all his marketing for 11. Guess he's happy to switch it all back for 9.
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    Snuffkin New Member

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    Good Question.
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    Good decision. I like that as a statement of intent from Ole. Turf the big man out the door, and make Martial the main man as he should’ve been all along. Hopefully he repays the faith shown in him, as others have said he’s obviously a confidence player. James will obviously see the benefits too. I like what this represents.
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    Is that really a cause for celebration ?
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    He’s our best striker. Best hold up and ability to link play.

    Makes sense. He was never a left winger.