5 most overrated footballers in the world right now (2021)

Anthony Martial in action for Manchester United
Anthony Martial in action for Manchester United
Abhinav Anand
Modified 04 May 2021
Top 5 / Top 10

Modern football has seen a rise in footballers being hyped up, with YouTube compilations and fans of the players on social media placing them on a pedestal.

That is not to say these players are not talented. To be playing in some of the best leagues in the world is not an easy thing, and only a select few are able to do so.

However, emotions tend to cloud judgment in such matters. Certain players are overrated because of a particular goal or a particular pass, and fans tend to ignore their overall play when considering such matters.

We look at the:

5 most overrated footballers in the world right now (2021)

#5 Anthony Martial (Manchester United)

Anthony Martial has struggled this season
Anthony Martial has struggled this season

Manchester United are flying in the league this season under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and there has been little mention of Anthony Martial.

Granted, the France international is recuperating from an injury he suffered during the international break, but Martial has struggled to replicate his form from last season. The forward led the line well for Manchester United last season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions.

This season, though, the 25-year old has been in poor form. Martial has made 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals. Veteran Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani's good form and the possibility that his contract might be renewed for another season means Martial has a tough job on his hands when he returns from injury.

#4 Arthur Melo (Juventus)

Juventus  v Parma Calcio - Serie A
Juventus v Parma Calcio - Serie A

Arguably the most controversial deal of last summer saw Arthur Melo and Miralem Pjanic switch clubs, with Pjanic joining Barcelona and Arthur joining Juventus.

A highly-rated talent, Arthur produced some good performances for Barcelona during his stint there. A technically gifted player with good passing ability, Arthur was seen as an ideal addition to the Juventus midfield, adding youth as well as composure to Andrea Pirlo's side.

The 24-year old has not featured regularly for Juventus this season, though. Arthur has made just 12 starts in Serie A, and his impact has been minimal to say the least. With the future of Andrea Pirlo up in the air, it remains to be seen what next season brings for the Brazil international.

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