Analysis of Anthony Martial’s ‘auxiliary full-back’ role for Man United vs Chelsea

A new role for Martial

After Manchester United drew with Chelsea, the dust had to take some time to settle.

Not only because Jose Mourinho and one of the Chelsea coaches, Marco Ianni, had clashed, but also because of the late Ross Barkley goal.

Once the experts and fans had a minute to breathe, the analysis took place.

One figure who received plenty of attention was Anthony Martial, who was of course the stand out United player.

There was plenty of analysis over Anthony Martial’s position in the side.

Some people thought he had even slotted in at full back.

Duncan Castles, an expert on all things Mourinho, had his own view on that.

However, some people disagreed.

All over the place

This season, there’s no denying United have been all over the place at times.

Playing Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic as part of a make-shift back three against Newcastle at times has been a particular highlight.

However, the club look like they’re stringing together a run of form now.

Despite the point against Chelsea feeling like a loss, the players are clearly behind their manager.

With Juventus up next, they will need all the motivation and help they can get.

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