Manchester United forward Anthony Martial produced a sublime assist for France teammate Olivier Giroud against Germany this evening.
The 19-year-old picked the ball up on the left-hand side of the pitch before outmuscling Antonio Rüdiger, ghosting past Matthias Ginter with a fabulous piece of skill and setting up Giroud for a simple tap-in. (Scroll down this page to see the video).
It was a stunning moment of individual quality from the gifted teenager, who continues to enhance his burgeoning reputation for both club and country.
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Martial made his fifth appearance for Les Blues this evening and, if he can continue performing over the forthcoming months, should be a shoe-in for a role in France’s starting line-up at next summer’s European Championships.
That Martial produced the assist from the left flank will also please Louis van Gaal, who has been criticised by fans for playing the youngster out wide in order to accommodate Wayne Rooney.
Video: Anthony Martial's assist v Germany
Martial: Quality on the left or upfront
Van Gaal admitted after last month’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace that he wasn’t sure where Martial’s best position is yet, but it’s clear that he’s just as capable playing on the left wing as he is upfront.
Martial is, however, still looking to score his first France goal.
Don’t be surprised if he puts that right in the second half against the reigning world champions.
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