Man United vs Everton
Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off would see Manchester United play host to Everton.
The Red Devils were looking to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in the league last weekend.
Everton, meanwhile, were looking to continue their fine start to the season, but would have to do so without key players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a number of changes for Man United on Saturday, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho starting on the bench.
Fans send Solskajer Martial message
One of the players to come into the United starting eleven in place of said players was Anthony Martial.
The Frenchman has not been in the best of form over the last year or so. And after scoring just four goals in 22 league outings last term, plus the arrival of Ronaldo and Cavani staying, Martial’s time as a regular no.9 for Man United did look to be up.
And, though he did start up front vs Southampton in gameweek two, Martial has now not featured as a striker in the league or Champions League for a while now.
On Saturday, the 25-year-old was deployed from the left-wing in the first 45. Martial did not have a great first half and missed a big chance from an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross early on.
However, in the dying moments of the first 45, Martial would receive the ball from Bruno Fernandes before cutting inside and curling an effort past Jordan Pickford to give Man United the lead.
This, in turn, has prompted Man United fans to take to Twitter and send Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a clear message that Martial is a left-winger and should be played there:
Nahh we need to be playing martial as a left winger boy is back I’m afraid.
— Nicki Hendrxx (@Casandrah22) October 2, 2021
He needed this and right place he’s a left winger…
— Srivatsa Chamaria (@Chamaria_Sri) October 2, 2021
So happy to see Martial in the mix of goals.The guy is a Left winger! #martialfc
— Trigger (@alltrigers) October 2, 2021
I’m glad to see Martial back on the left. He’s always been ace from there. Down the middle, he’s wasted. At least from the wing he can cut inside make something happen.
— Paul (@RealPaulMadison) October 2, 2021
Martial should start playing from the left wing
— PHAROUQ (@PHAROUQ46806780) October 2, 2021
Martial is NOT a number 9. Play him on the left! #MUNEVE
— Adebola (@Bkoy__) October 2, 2021
Martial back to the left wing and I am loving it
— steady electricity. (@Eniocity) October 2, 2021
nice tempo to the game bruno knows how to create space for the team mates and martial is a left winger
— chinx (@vinchinx) October 2, 2021
This article was edited by Ben Browning.
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