Revealed: The numbers behind Anthony Martial's sudden return to form for Man Utd

Jamie Spencer

Anthony Martial came storming back to form for Manchester United at the weekend, walking away with a Man of the Match award for his performance in the win against Burnley at Turf Moor after what was generally been quite a tough second season for the young Frenchman.

Data courtesy of EA SPORTS can reveal that Martial was one of only two Premier League players at the weekend to both score and assist. The other was Bournemouth's, Marc Pugh.

He scored with one of his only two shots in the game, showing a clinical edge that United as a team have been lacking all season, while the swift and deadly counter attack nature of his goal was a throwback to the great United sides of Premier League years gone by.

Martial's seven touches of the ball in Burnley's penalty area was a league high for the weekend, as was his 10 attempted dribbles, showing he was always looking to take the game to the opponent.

The young Frenchman, who remains only 21 years of age, created two chances for team-mates on the and completed 80% of his 20 attempted passes during his time on the pitch.


United fans will be hoping for more of the same when the team lines up at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night for a huge Manchester derby that could determine the fate of the fourth and final Champions League place for next season.

Data Courtesy of EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League

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