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Anthony Martial: Manchester United fans create brilliant new chant for their striker

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With Anthony Martial starting to excite Manchester United fans with his performances, it’s about time they created a new chant for him.

The 20-year-old has previously had to make do with ‘Oh Anthony Martial’ to the tune of Seven Nation Army from the White Stripes.

It lacked creativity in all honesty.

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But a small group of United fans may just have nailed a brilliant new song for the Frenchman (video below).

When a group of four, slightly intoxicated, Red Devils came up with the idea of recording a video singing a new song for Martial in a dingy looking pub, they probably didn't expect much.

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But the catchy song they sang may be heard echoing around the Theatre of Dreams in the near future.

Lyrics

To the tune of Tom Hark from The Piranhas, the songwriters came up with an impressive attempt which goes:

Tony Martial came from France
English press said he had no chance
50 million down the drain
As Tony Martial scores again!
Na na na na….

Credit goes to @Mufc_Sarg for posting the original video which has gone viral.

It’s unknown whether this chant will take off in the stands but it’s certainly captured the attention of United fans on social media.

Impressive debut season

There’s no wonder United fans are wanting to create a new song for the young striker.

The former Lyon and Monaco man has been one of very few bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing season for the club, scoring ten goals in 31 matches in all competitions.

Sunderland v Manchester United - Premier League

Although the United fans refer to a £50 million transfer fee in the song, it’s believed that the club paid an initial £36 million for Martial, potentially rising to £58 million.

It represented the highest transfer fee paid for a teenager, breaking the record set by the club when they paid Southampton £27 million for Luke Shaw.

Proved people wrong

Many media outlets branded it as a waste of money but Martial made an incredible start to his United career.

He scored on his debut in a 3-1 win at home to Liverpool and his manager Louis van Gaal branded it “a marvellous goal.”

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League

A week later, Martial scored twice as United beat Southampton 3-2 and he scored his fourth in four games when he netted against Ipswich in the Capital One Cup third round.

Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson praised Martial and stated that “he can do anything.”

Faint Champions League hopes

United face an uphill battle to achieve a top four finish this season after their 2-1 defeat to lowly Sunderland on Saturday. Louis van Gaal’s men now sit six points behind Manchester City with just 12 matches remaining in the Premier League season.

Their best chance of qualifying for next year’s elite European competition may come in the form of winning the Europe League. They face Danish side FC Midtjylland on Thursday in the last-32 of the competition.

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