What was said by Anthony Martial?
Speaking with the club’s website, [player 1829] said, “I am feeling a lot better after five long months,” he told us. “Getting back together with the team and training with them again, I really feel a great improvement. I am going to need a few more weeks to reach my top fitness levels, and I’m really happy just now to have made my return to training.
“To be honest, I was really happy to start (against Everton) after those long months without playing, it was tremendous to get back out there, especially with the fans and the win, brilliant.
“With the season I had last year, and the niggling injuries I had which prevented me from being at 100 per cent, I’ve since put in my best prep work, so as to be sure of coming back in the best form I can,” he added. “And I hope I can get to my full fitness level as quickly as possible now, to set me up for a great season this time round.
“I hope to avoid injury, of course, and to be really ready and in top shape fitness-wise, to be able to have a great season, and win some trophies.”
When asked about the game against [team 71], Martial said, “It is going to be a big game, as we are all aware of the intense rivalry between these two great clubs.”
“And it is up to us to make a good start to the season and to do so by winning this first match.
“We know them as a team who never stop running, and who usually tend to man-mark one-on-one. It will be down to us to match them physically and get close, and to find the space to be able to hit them with our counter-attacks.”
How good can Martial be for Manchester United?
We all remember that glorious moment at the Stretford end when Martial scored a beautiful solo goal against [team 8] on his debut. Expectations were high surrounding his future. However, here we are, almost 5 years since that goal, and he is yet to deliver on consistently.
Last to last season, he had a great campaign, scoring 17 goals in 32 [league 8] appearances. His partnership with Rashford was working well, and fans were excited about the future. The following season, the Frenchman had another terrible season. [player 96088] took his position as the main man upfront. Rashford and [player 20333643] were also ahead of him in the pecking order.
With the season about to begin, Martial has an opportunity to start the season on fire. Also, to get some rhythm as [player 1878] is not going to join due to his shoulder problem. Cavani is also not expected to be in the lineup for the first game. With [player 538034]’s creative force a part of the team now, Martial could rise to the occasion and be the man for [team 14].
Author: Devashish Akolekar