It is not just Manchester United fans going nuts about Anthony Martial.
After scoring 3 goals in just two Premier League appearances, Martial has adapted to life in the Premier League at a pace no one expected.
As it stands now, Martial has scored 3 goals in 115 minutes for Manchester United in the Premier League, which is an incredible rate for a new player to England’s top flight.
And, all 3 goals have been finished with aplomb.
Martial’s attractiveness on Fantasy Premier League is pretty clear. The French international looks set to play up front for Manchester United, with Wayne Rooney behind, and is riding the crest of a wave.
The former Monaco attacker started life in Fantasy Premier League worth 8 million, before bagging six points for a goal as a substitute against Liverpool.
Around 2% of players owned Martial before his brace at Southampton (earning 12 points – including 2 bonus)… this shot up dramatically on Sunday night.
Within hours of scoring two goals at St Mary’s Martial’s price went up to 8.1 and ownership of the Frenchman leapt up to 8%.
On Monday morning, Martial is currently owned by 9.2% of the game.
Considering Manchester United are hosting Sunderland in the Premier League next Saturday, its no surprise so many people are jumping on the Anthony Martial bandwagon.
With price rises limited to .1 a day, there is speculation that Martial will increase in price to at least 8.3 by the time United kick off against Sunderland on Saturday.
The only question mark regarding buying Martial today or tomorrow is that United host Ipswich Town in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night.
Will Louis van Gaal rest Martial or look to ride the electric start with only James Wilson a realistic option to come in to face the Championship side?
With Christian Benteke injured and Harry Kane still without a goal in the Premier League – both of whom are more expensive than Martial – we suspect the Frenchman will be included and potentially captained (even triple captained?!) by a lot of Fantasy Premier League managers for the visit of Sunderland.
See Tweets on Anthony Martial’s price rise and his Fantasy Premier League love-in below.
— Lakshminarayanan (@laksh_94) September 21, 2015
Transfers made to avoid further price rise & doubt either will play midweek! Gomis Chadli OUT Martial Payet IN #FPL
— Nick Jarrett (@JazmanGrooves) September 21, 2015
#FPL Gomis out, Martial in.
— Vishal (@juanification) September 21, 2015
Calling it early. Martial captain. #FPL
— Bruh (@Ry_Davies) September 21, 2015
#FPL price rises: Mahrez: £6.3 to £6.4 Martial: £8.0 to £8.1 Ighalo: £5.0 to £5.1
— FPL Ghost (@FPLGhost) September 21, 2015
Everyone preaching patience, midweek games, etc. Meanwhile, Martial is causing a meltdown in the transfer center. Hilarious. #FPL
— Fantasy X-Factor™ (@fantasyxfactor) September 20, 2015
*Swaps Benteke for Martial before his price goes through the roof* #FPL
— Benjamin Wills (@BenjaminWillsSJ) September 20, 2015
— FPL Chips (@fplchips) September 20, 2015
Benteke to Martial will be a very popular transfer. #FPL
— The Mad One (@FPLMad) September 20, 2015
It's going to be interesting to see how many of the 200,000 who brought in Martial, captain him this week. Fairly confident I will.
— FPLThings (@FPLThings) September 21, 2015
Took a gamble and made Martial my FPL captain this week. Looking at those points like pic.twitter.com/qhF7Rs0Ved
— Francisco Ice (@FrankieTheOne) September 20, 2015
— Aimée Brennan (@aimsb88) September 20, 2015