Not many would expect Burnley midfielder Joey Barton to be as fast as Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, but that did not stop Twitter users poking fun at the former nonetheless, after he was outpaced in the lead up to the Red Devils' opening goal on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho's side emerged from Turf Moor as 2-0 winners, with the first goal coming courtesy of the French international. Martial outpaced Barton, as United counter-attacked their Premier League opposition, playing a one-two with Matteo Darmian before finishing past Tom Heaton.
The former Manchester City, Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers man was completely outrun by Martial in the United breakaway, leading to many viewers to laugh at the notorious bad boy of football.
Although the 34-year-old has never been known for his pace, some would have assumed that Barton would stop the former Monaco man, at least illegally, which would have prevented the Clarets from going behind. The reactions on Twitter were priceless...
Just seen the Utd goal. Did Barton have Martial as first goal scorer or something? ��
— Duchess Of Anfield (@MrsAgger05) April 23, 2017
Joey Barton be watching Martial like pic.twitter.com/cjhW8VRJbl
— TheFilthyGringo (@TheFilthyGringo) April 23, 2017
Martial sending Joey Barton back to Twitter
— SIIIIIIIIIIUUUUUUUUU (@HaIaRonaldo) April 23, 2017
Martial vs Joey Barton pic.twitter.com/grB9CnmmJo
— Warren (@kabuchiii) April 23, 2017
Martial just destroyed Barton loooool
— Ric �������� (@RicBruhdo) April 23, 2017
— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) April 23, 2017
Joey Barton towing a caravan trying to get back at Martial.
— Liam Bryce (@LiamBryce_) April 23, 2017
Joey Barton trying to keep up with Anthony Martial was so emblematic of Brexit.
— Harsh Mall (@harsh_mall) April 23, 2017
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) April 23, 2017