Friday 24 November 2017

Here's why Anthony Martial's goal today cost Man United over €10m

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor on April 23, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor on April 23, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Jack Austin

Manchester United must pay Monaco another £8.5m after Anthony Martial scored his 25th goal for the club.

Martial has had a poor season this term, compared to his debut campaign when he scored 17 goals in all competitions, but was preferred to Marcus Rashford in attack for United’s trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley.

It is only his eight goal of the season, and his fourth in the Premier League, but it was a superb example of a vintage Manchester United counter attack.

Wayne Rooney – making only his second start since December – picked up the ball deep in United’s half and passed it to the Frenchman, who outpaced Joey Barton and dribbled the length of the pitch before exchanging passes with Ander Herrera and poke it past Tom Heaton in goal.

It was a goal worthy of the extra £8.5m, as a contract stipulation stated that United would have to pay the French side that amount when Martial netted his 25th goal for the club, and the Red Devils will have to pay another instalment of the same amount when Martial wins his 25th cap for France.

(© Independent News Service)

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