Anthony Martial (23, Man Utd), an ambitious signing by Eric ten Hagh, has been heavily criticized by Manchester United fans.
“Manchester United fans have labeled Anthony ‘the worst signing since Bale,'” The Sun reported on Aug. 4 (KST).
Anthony, who joined United on Aug. 30, 2022, from AFC Ajax for a record £85 million ($138 billion), made his debut against Arsenal in the sixth round of the 2022-2023 Premier League season. In the 35th minute of the match, Anthony made a name for himself in front of the fans when he scored his debut goal.
After a hot debut, Anthony went on to make 25 league appearances in the 2022-2023 season, but his four goals were not enough to justify his transfer fee.토토사이트
His unnecessary individualization and inefficient play often didn’t help the flow of the offense, and his lack of progression so far this season has led to an outpouring of frustration from United fans.
Anthony started on the right wing against Fulham in the 11th round of the Premier League at 9:30 p.m. on April 4. There were no shots and no chances created. Before he was substituted for Facundo Pelestri 18 minutes into the second half, he had 44 total touches of the ball, but only one touch inside the Fulham box. He also had one successful dribble.
According to The Sun, “United fans were furious with Anthony’s performance against Fulham and heavily criticized him. He was even compared to winger Bebe, who joined United in 2010.” In his four years at the club, Bebe made seven appearances and scored two goals.
According to The Sun, some fans said on social media, “He was the worst first-half player I’ve ever seen,” and “Worse than Bebe. Worst. Worst winger Man Utd have ever had,” “Anthony is one of the worst players I’ve ever seen in the Premier League,” and “There are many examples of failed signings. But Anthony is the worst of them all.”
United manager Eric ten Hagg was not spared from the harsh criticism. One fan wrote: “Van Gaal should be sacked for signing Anthony. He doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing,” wrote one fan.
Despite Anthony’s poor performance, United won 1-0 thanks to a late Bruno Fernandes goal.