Martial’s goal at Turf Moor left Man United owing Monaco loads of money

Anthony Martial v Burnley

Anthony Martial v Burnley

Manchester United took on Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, and the Red Devils had plenty of issues in attack with Zlatan Ibrahimovic now out of contention while Marcus Rashford was left on the bench.

That offered the opportunity for Anthony Martial to show what he can do up front, and the French striker broke the deadlock with a tidy finish in the first half.

Martial zipped past Joey Barton before slotting his shot past Tom Heaton.

The goal cost a fortune

Martial’s goal cost Man United a small fortune.

The strike brought up Martial’s 25th goal for the Red Devils since joining from AS Monaco back in 2015.

According to the terms of his original deal, as soon as Martial hit that milestone, Man United owed the Ligue 1 club an additional 8.5 million pounds.

For the record, Martial goal at Burnley was only his fourth EPL goal of the season, while the strike ended his joint longest goal-drought of his career (he hadn’t scored in 10 games).