Martial Deserves Starting Spot Against Galatasaray in Champions League Clash
Anthony Martial’s impressive performance in Manchester United’s recent 3-0 win over Everton makes a strong case for him to retain his starting position in the upcoming Champions League clash against Galatasaray on Wednesday.
In the absence of Rasmus Hojlund, Martial stepped up as the focal point in the attack, making significant contributions.
His efforts included winning a penalty, which Marcus Rashford converted, and scoring a goal himself.
Given his impactful display, the 27-year-old Frenchman should be given the nod for the crucial midweek fixture.
With Rashford suspended due to his red card in the previous match against Copenhagen, manager Erik ten Hag has the opportunity to explore different formations.
Opting for a double-six set-up (4-2-2-2) could be an intriguing choice, with Martial partnering a potentially fit Hojlund up front.
This tactical shift could provide United with a dynamic attacking approach against Galatasaray. Both Hojlund and Martial possess strong hold-up and link-up abilities, offering a complementary partnership in the forward line.
While Martial has often been deployed on the left wing when playing alongside Hojlund this season, this game could see them forming a striking duo.
The confidence gained from Martial’s recent goal involvements makes a compelling argument for Ten Hag to continue supporting him in a central role.
Considering the importance of the upcoming fixture, backing Martial after his stellar performance in Merseyside seems like a logical choice and could contribute to a successful outing for Manchester United in Istanbul.