Anthony Martial finished a long-running Manchester United revile by scoring the club’s first Premier League hat-stunt in quite a while before losing the match ball. The 26-year-old French striker scored three times to lead his side to a vital 3-0 victory over Sheffield United. The three points guaranteed Man Utd cemented their situation against their European-chasing rivals in fifth place in the table.
It also moved United inside two points to fourth-place Chelsea, with the Blues keeping a match in hand. In any case, Martial also finished a seven-year revile on Wednesday in scoring a hat-stunt that had upset Old Trafford No9s. Extraordinarily this was the principal Man Utd trio in the Premier League since Robin van Persie’s against Aston Villa in 2013.
Joined in those seven years and 63 days have played a fantastic 263 games, with no other player scoring a hat-stunt. Man Utd stars accounted for 14 hat-stunts in the treble of the seven-year BEFORE RVP under Sir Alex Ferguson. Having played 284 times in his club career, it was Martial’s FIRST-EVER hat-stunt.
The France ace essentially failed to grab the full-time match ball was such an astonishment. Finally, he was regarded and respected by giving him a short kiss. Martial had the ball going early at Old Trafford against the Blades, scoring the opener for seven minutes.
In an entertaining front-three suggestive of the superb 2007-08 attack, Marcus Rashford terminated the ball across the six-yard box and Martial’s outstretched leg handed the ball over.
Just five minutes later, Martial gave Rashford the favor, which should have seen him open his post-lockdown account just to scrape a large took shots at a vacant goal. His second came in the same circumstances-this time he was given the determined ball in the container by Aaron Wan-Bissaka for him to turn first.
At the finish of a spectacular smooth pass, the ex-Monaco man’s hat-stunt came on 74 minutes, chipping the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net.