By Mark Weasley
Manchester United continued their upturn in form with a hard-fought away victory at Bournemouth during lunchtime kickoff on Saturday. The Reds were in for a tricky afternoon given Eddie Howe men’s fine form this season, but the game ended with United coming back from a goal down to snatch all three points. Callum Wilson had put the Cherries ahead in the 13th minute as result of an excellent swift move down the right flank.
However, Anthony Martial’s goal ten minutes from halftime followed by the late match winner from Marcus Rashford ensured that the Red Devils took maximum points from a game that showed their newly found resilience. Martial continued his fine goal scoring form but Alexis Sanchez failed to impress, having started in the centre forward position with Romelu Lukaku sidelined due to an injury revealed by Mourinho earlier today.
Martial has been in the form of his life in recent weeks, scoring four times in his last three league games and he showed his upturn in confidence with a virtuoso display at the Vitality Stadium. United fans took to social media to praise the French International, who scored the equalizing goal for United in the 35th minute after some good work down the right by Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young.
— MAUREEN OUT?? (@JevonMUFC) November 3, 2018
People allowing this “Martial FC” thing to wind them up and being sensitive little bitches over it and disliking Martial because of it, seriously?? Some of you lot need some serious love in your lives! #mufc
— Åłėx ??? (@redzdonUTD) November 3, 2018
This kid is Special. #MUFC ? pic.twitter.com/YR4IqXRxEO
— Martial's Only Bae ❤️ (@namutebi_Utd) November 3, 2018
@martial_9 now has five goals in his last four @PremierLeague games! ? #MUFC pic.twitter.com/rJFVzeiGCI
— R. D. C United ?? ®️ (@Rdcentralfc) November 3, 2018
I've always been Martial FC because it was clear since his arrival that he's something special. No newcomers allowed. #MARTIALFC #MUFC
— Ross (@flakeypanda) November 3, 2018
Having tormented the Cherries’ backline throughout the 90 minutes, the 22-year-old looked a class ahead of other players on display and a few remarkable weeks has seen him become an indispensable part of the first team.
After netting his sixth goal in 12 matches this season, Martial appears to have revived his Old Trafford career in recent weeks after allegedly falling out with Jose Mourinho early in the season.