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.
A devastating counter-attack gives Manchester United the lead! Sky Sports 1HD now for more! https://t.co/D6KrrVLiWv
— Sky Football (@SkyFootball) April 23, 2017
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).
Monaco looking at that 25th goal from Martial like pic.twitter.com/cBKgIiiCxF
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) April 23, 2017
And with that Martial goal, Monaco pocket a cool €10m. Total cost now €60m. Will be another €10m when he hits 25 caps for France (10 away). pic.twitter.com/ChJWZU85mK
— Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes) April 23, 2017