Since Anthony Martial signed for Manchester United then went on to score his first goal for the club on his debut against Liverpool, many people instantly associated him with Thierry Henry. After a couple of frustrating seasons under a couple of frustrating management decisions and coaches, the young French forward became referred to as the Nicholas Anelka of United.
The former Arsenal striker nicknamed “Le Sulk” was known to have one of the chilliest “I don’t care” body language ever witnessed on a football field.
Since the start of the current season, United have blown hot and cold. Owing to the sale of Romelu Lukaku, Martial was entrusted to become the new no. 9 and despite putting in his best so far, Roy Keane, even after watching the France international contribute to United’s latest win over City, maintains he is more of an “Anelka” than a “Henry”.
Roy Keane is a fierce critic of players he perceives to not be giving hundred percent of their ability to the club.
He says the truth often but also over-fires. Martial has spent much of his United life being called all sorts of names yet still manage to surpass the 50-goal mark in a relatively short time. The only thing off about the French man is the inability for him to establish himself as Tammy Abraham has done at Chelsea. A striker who scores whenever you need him to.
Unlike Javier Hernandez did in his first season, breaking the 20-goal consistently is as hard as can be especially in the Premier League.
Manchester United face Everton in the weekend and will hope to continue their current streak of three wins out of three matches. The Red Devils defeated both Tottenham and Manchester City within the space of a week and dispatched off AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night.