Anthony Martial made it two goals in two games in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Swansea on Saturday.
There was a time when the Frenchman’s future looked uncertain but now, he looks set to play a crucial role in the Red Devils’ bid to win the Premier League title.
Martial showed during his first season at Man United just what he’s capable of, which is why the club’s fans have never lost faith in him, and it looks as if he’s now retuning to his best.
After Man United’s second 4-0 win on the trot, Jose Mourinho admitted Man United’s “French connection” is helping the 21-year-old.
"Anthony Martial is working hard, he is confident” Mourinho said, per the Independent.
“The French language connection is there to help him a lot and get, to the level we know he can be because the potential is huge."
A fan has tweeted Martial every day for 78 days
Every single Man United supporter wants Martial to succeed at Old Trafford, including one who has set up a Twitter account dedicated to the former Monaco star.
AJ, who’s Twitter handle reads ‘@ANTHONYMART11AL’ has tweeted the winger every day for the past 78 days, seeking a response.
AJ’s attempt was beginning to look hopeless and by day 77, he was tempted to give up.
The Man United fan wrote: “Day 77: Hello @AnthonyMartial. I might stop, I dont think Anthony will reply.”
Martial finally responded
Well, AJ will be glad he kept going for Martial finally responded on Saturday evening.
“Day 78: Hello @AnthonyMartial,” AJ wrote on Saturday. “Great goal today.”
Funnily enough, Martial ended up responded to the tweet sent on day 77 with a raised hands emoji.
The fan's reaction was superb
Cue an incredible reaction from AJ on Twitter.
A nice story, that. There’s a lesson about resilience in there somewhere.
Mourinho thanked his players
Mourinho was glowing after his side continued their impressive start to the season, thanking his players for their “fantastic attitude”.
"I think the team is confident and in both matches winning 1-0 at half-time, we didn't start the second half looking like we had to keep a clean sheet to win the match,” he said, per United’s website.
“The players that came on from the bench did well. Easy for me to make decisions, easy for me to make changes.
"The players make the manager look better and I thank their fantastic attitude, even the ones that weren't selected because we know we have to have a squad to do something special this season."
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