So is Martial wasted out wide? Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry is among the leading voices to have said so, but Van Gaal has refused to bow to external pressure. The United boss has explained his stance by saying he puts the team's needs before those of any individual, but he might have been better off pointing to the stats.
According to Opta, Martial has begun nine Premier League games as a striker and 13 out wide, and the stats show his starts on the flanks have been more productive in all attacking departments. There, Martial has averaged more goals, more assists, more shots, more chances created and more dribbles per 90 minutes than he has up front.
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Got duped by some fame hungry whore who's been with a few of the squad supposedly. If it was Memphis I wouldn't have been remotely surprised as he seems more interested in the lifestyle at the minute whereas Martial just seems focused on his football. Obviously not, the stupid prick. She'll take him back though, they always do.
I've seen a few articles like this, saying Martial's start to the season could see him dropped, what a load of nonsense. Fuck me we are two games into the season, he's played alright and is top of the assist chart so far. Just because he's not been scintillating scoring five a game.. I'd like to know a single player that has been in top class form since the PL has kicked off, that's right no one.
And another thing about players like Darmian etc. not being in Mourinho's plans because they haven't played yet, again it's been two fucking games and there's space for four defenders, name me a team who's rotated all their defenders. There isn't one.
All those players who have yet to play a minute of football, pack your bags you're getting sold