Burnley 0 – Anthony Martial 1
With Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United now imminent, Anthony Martial could well find himself out of Jose Mourinho’s first team.
The most likely scenario is that Sanchez replaces Juan Mata in the Manchester United starting XI but the Chilean does prefer playing from the left.
Seemingly in response to the Sanchez transfer, Martial has produced his best form in recent weeks.
Martial has scored in three successive Premier League games, versus Everton, Stoke and Burnley. All three goals were hugely impressive strikes.
On Saturday, Martial scored the only Manchester United goal at Burnley and it was a fine finish, giving Nick Pope absolutely no chance.
Anthony Martial’s amusing interview after Burnley win
During his time in England, Anthony Martial has very rarely, if ever, spoken publicly in English.
Generally, Martial appears to be a man of few words. For example, his Instagram post after the Manchester United 1-0 win today simply said: “Good win”.
Martial did give an interview to MUTV after Burnley and the Manchester United attacker was in an amusing mood.
The French attacker hailed the “good performance” and Martial then thanked Romelu Lukaku for his “good work”.
Manchester United fans are loving Anthony Martial
When questioned on his “great finish” – Martial joked about it and then left the interview with a laugh.
Manchester United fans did not need another reason to love Anthony Martial, they have been bigging up the French striker since he joined from Monaco.
Many forget that Martial was greeted by the media in England with questions marks over a huge fee paid for an unknown player.
I absolutely love Martial. Find it incredibly difficult to dislike him. pic.twitter.com/gY3x1o5183
— Öliver. (@UtdOliver) January 20, 2018