By Mark Weasley
Manchester United fans have laid into Anthony Martial for his below par performance in Sunday’s goalless draw against San Jose Earthquakes.
The former Monaco man, who is reportedly willing to leave Old Trafford, looked disinterested in what was going on around him. Playing in the number 9 position, Martial lacked the cutting edge as he struggled to play in a position he has not played in a while.
With a host of regular players not in the pre-season tour of the United States, it had been expected of the talented youngster to make the most of the opportunities that will be handed to him. He also played as a left winger in the game, but it seems United fans have had it with his attitude.
Despite a majority of the fans blaming Jose Mourinho for his dip in form last term it would seem that the player himself is not doing himself any good.
He has been linked with a move out of Old Trafford, has refused to sign a contract extension and is clearly not happy. The added fact that he resents Mourinho for benching him since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January.
Here are some the best reactions to his below par performance.
Some United fans defend Martial a lot not forgetting since ending of last season he has been poor whenever played and to this Pre season for me United should let him go there are better wingers out there
— Abraham MUFC 442 (@AttaAbraham) July 23, 2018
— Curtis luxton (@luxocc) July 23, 2018
Martial should go, he reminds me of Nani, huge potential but too many bad choices, that's not enough for a club like Manchester United (though Nani provided more to the team) #MUFC
— Devilforever (@devilfor3v3r) July 23, 2018
Would honestly sell martial if we could bring in a replacement #mufc
— Anthony_Brockway (@MrBrockway) July 23, 2018
not usually one for tweeting about transfers but we’re desperate for 3 players, blatantly obvious, and Martial needs binning, he’s bobbins, wouldn’t get a game for Ipswich👍🏼 #mufc
— Aaron Johal (@AJ20_) July 23, 2018
Think #mufc might need to sell Martial before his value drops. Terrible so far in pre season especially last night from what I see. Pretty much carried on where he left off last season…..
— David Little (@davidplittle) July 23, 2018
He constantly lost possession, lacked energy and perhaps was still feeling the effects of not being part of France squad for the World Cup.
Martial started last season like a house on fire but tailed off in the second half of the campaign. He is an attacking midfielder that can also play as a striker. He joined United in 2015 for £36m and has since scored 36 times in 136 matches. He has been linked to Chelsea as a replacement for Eden Hazard if the Belgian leaves for Real Madrid.