This video is so sad to watch. We all know know what Martial is capable of and this video is a great reminder of that.
He's been in training away from the group. Supposed to be joining in on Monday. Ole is a big fat fibber because he said he might be ready for the Europa final 2 months ago. Obviously it was more severe than we were told.Why hasn't he took part in pre season?
I've not kept up with his injury but he's been out a long time and there is no sign of him so far this pre season.
Nobody here can tell you that. Obviously his confidence was completely shot, but we're not mind readers to know why. Maybe it was just due to his poor start to the season giving him the yips and not being able to drag himself out of it, maybe he was having personal issues off the field, maybe he was having actual mental health problems, etc. It is extremely unlikely he just 'couldn't be bothered to show up'.Question to all Martial defenders here: what the feck happened last season? We all started slowly, fine, but we were in the foxhole in the EL and in a great place at the turn of the year in the PL, but Martial couldn’t be bothered to show up and put in the effort. Why?
Didn't have to bother, someone else did it for me...
Listen Anthony, it's nothing against you personally. Actually it is, pull your finger out your arse and stop moping about the pitch!
11,000 mins? If a player plays every min and reach all Cup finals they end up playing around 60 games which is around 5400 mins, which probably never happened.Over 11,000 minutes of football played in a season and Martial's highlight reel is less than 2...
That says it all to be honest.
I don’t think anyone is suggesting he can’t be a good player but after 5 years and only one standout season the mean is not the good seasons, is the average to bad ones.11,000 mins? If a player plays every min and reach all Cup finals they end up playing around 60 games which is around 5400 mins, which probably never happened.
On the actual point, there is much bigger highlight reel, just because some twitter account decided to make 2 mins reel (which is usually the standard on twitter for some reason) doesn't mean that's all the highlight reel he got.
Anyways Martial had poor season, don't think anyone denies that. But when he is at his best like 19-20, he is very good player.
Which of these are not considered as a good season?I don’t think anyone is suggesting he can’t be a good player but after 5 years and only one standout season the mean is not the good seasons, is the average to bad ones.
Martial similar to Henry in style of play?Rate Henry's predatory instincts for us. Would love to know how you'd analyse his style of play given he's one of the best strikers the Premier league has ever seen and a player whose style of play is very similar to Martials.
Henry might not have had the predatory instincts of a top-class no.9, but he scored the goals to win Arsenal the title. something that we can only dream Martial will come close toSo do you think Henry had the movement and predatory instincts of a top class no.9?
i'm a big fan but this was about all he did last season. (some goals are missing).
Henry is the best striker I have ever seen. Martial is not going to get near him at all, but that doesn't mean he can't be a good enough player for United or play an important role in a title-winning team. It also doesn't mean there can't be similarities in their games, stylistically.Henry might not have had the predatory instincts of a top-class no.9, but he scored the goals to win Arsenal the title. something that we can only dream Martial will come close to
It would be magical to see some consistency and eagerness on the pitch from himMartial is a magic player. Capable of things that few others can do, on his day. I would be happy for him to stay, but if he wants a move and we can get a decent fee, it seems like a good time for us to part ways.
But he knew where the goal was and when to shoot, the knowing when to shoot is what martial lacks he could easily add 10 more goals a season by just taking his shot earlier instead of constantly dribbling into trouble, take a shot the keeper might feck up, it might get deflected, it might rebound to your players.Henry was a top class no.9 who was not an instinctual box player at all.
These are all a big dose of confirmation bias. Martial's stats don't back most of those claims up, in fact a big chunk of his goals have come against lower league opposition in cup games or inferior opposition in the Europa League.Which of these are not considered as a good season?
2015-16 when he was arguably our best attacker and only hope in the first half of the season, later Rashford made debut who did decent job in second half.
2017-18 where he made most of whatever available time he got.
2018-19 season when he saved Jose's ass by winning few games.
2019-20 which is arguably his best season.