Martial wins Players' Player of the Year
Anthony Martial has been named the Manchester United Players' Player of the Year for 2019/20, after topping a vote among his team-mates.
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“I think it's down to the fact that I've enjoyed more game-time,”said Martial.
“I've played in practically every game and so I think it's all about consistency.
“In previous seasons, I haven't been able to feature as regularly. I'd be on the bench quite a bit and other times I'd be starting, which was quite difficult. Whereas right now, I know that the coach has faith in me and I'm confident of starting the next match. So, I'm giving everything I can in order to pay back that trust he has shown. Simply by managing to score more of a simple kind of goal, I know that I'll score a lot more in total. It's something that we work on a lot in training and I then try and reproduce that in a match situation.”
He put Manchester City to the sword once more when the sides reconvened for their second league meeting of the season at Old Trafford in March, and, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a pause in the schedule, he returned at a high level, netting a glorious hat-trick against Sheffield United.
Beautiful strikes against Bournemouth, Southampton and Crystal Palace followed, before he came off the bench to snatch a late winner against LASK – edging him one clear of Marcus Rashford (22) in the club's goalscoring charts.
“Anto has made huge strides this season in many aspects of his game. Of course, I like him scoring between the posts, scoring simple goals, because we know he can score 'worldies'.
“He’s in the gym a lot and working on his fitness and strength – the coaches have done a fantastic job with him. He’s physically at his best in his career, [and we're] looking forward to seeing him improving [with] more to come.”