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5 Manchester United players who have impressed this season

Sourav Ghosh
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Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Martial after scoring the winner against Tottenham Hotspur

When the 2016/17 season ended, Manchester United ended up with 2 Cups, a backdoor entry into the Champions League and a paltry 6th place finish in the league. That doesn't really make for good reading if you're a Manchester United fan.

However, with reinforcements in the transfer window, they started this season like a house on fire. Most of the players were doing what was expected of them. David de Gea was making superhuman saves, the defence was looking watertight, Paul Pogba was weaving his magic all over the pitch and Romelu Lukaku was scoring for fun.

Although they are third in the league table right now, they have looked a much meaner outfit than last season. They have scored four goals six times in the league this season, they boast 10 clean sheets (joint highest) and they have quite some players to thank for that.


#5 Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial had a blistering start to life at Old Trafford, scoring on his debut against Liverpool. The 2015 Golden Boy winner finished the 2015/16 season as United's highest goal scorer.

In came Jose Mourinho and that coincided with his sophomore slump. He managed just 4 goals in his 25 league appearances. Talks of discontent between him and Mourinho led to a lot of transfer rumours at the start of this season.

What transpired this season was just sheer determination. Anthony Martial's stats read- 8 goals and 7 assists in 27 matches across all competitions. The more staggering fact is that he came on as a substitute 10 times. Also, he has developed his all-round game and helped out defensively. It looks as if Martial will finally be able to fulfil his potential that prompted United to buy him in the first place.

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