After returning from an almost two-month injury lay-off against Liverpool, Anthony Martial announced his comeback to the Manchester United side with a series of impressive goal-scoring displays.
The France international netted the winner against Partizan Belgrade, and got on the score-sheet in the comfortable win against Norwich too. But against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League, the 23-year-old didn’t look anywhere near best.
As per Sofascore, the forward had just one shot on target and 27 touches over the course of the 90 minutes, and finished with a match rating of 6.6 – the worst of any United player who completed the full game.
After seeing the Frenchman’s display, fans of the Manchester side flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts about their number nine.
Many Red Devils supporters questioned his work ethic and insisted he simply doesn’t put in the hard yards to be a top-level striker for the club.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
— Hulas (@ImHulas) November 2, 2019
Martial is so lazy!
United shouldn't rely on him.. The guy is lazy #mufc
— 🇬🇭 Prince 👑 (@LavezziGH) November 2, 2019
Anthony Martial was very poor today. For me, he has all the quality but just doesn't try hard enough. Martial needs to be criticized for his bad performances. I thought he was very poor and that didn't really help Rashford. #BOUMUN #MUFC pic.twitter.com/5HkInhZqGC
— Nishid (@iam_nishid45) November 2, 2019
Mourinho was right about Martial. Has 2-3 good games, becomes arrogant and then does not contribute at all to the team🤦🏻♂️
— Nitish (@Nit_Lak) November 2, 2019
Martial a class player who doesn’t have the fight.. No aggression.. Not desperate enuf to score.. Too soft for EPL.. A Striker should have more heart, hunger and fight.. He looks like he will be a happy man with 15 goals a season as a Striker.. #MUFC
— Soheb (@SohebSM) November 2, 2019
Martial was useless today.. #MUFC
— Onyinyechi💎✨ (@Itz_Lizzy_MUFC) November 2, 2019
Martial has more clearance than any other defender on the pitch. Great signing. £50m down the drain.
— Aamod Oak LUHG 🔰 (@aamodMUFC) November 2, 2019
Martial was a disgrace.
— Toxteth O'Grady (@Chatster7) November 2, 2019
Man Utd play Partizan in the Europa League next.