Anthony Martial celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The stats behind Martial's 50 United goals

Wednesday 21 August 2019 13:30

Anthony Martial netted his 50th goal for Manchester United in Monday’s 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The strike came in the Frenchman’s 176th Reds appearance, meaning he has averaged a goal roughly every three-and-a-half games since he joined us in 2015 - impressive stats considering he has often played in a wide position.

In that time, no United player has scored more than the 23-year-old, and the goal at Molineux makes Martial just the 53rd man to reach a half-century for the club.

To celebrate his milestone 50th goal, here is a full breakdown of Anthony's scoring stats…
Who remembers Tony's debut goal against Liverpool? All of us, surely!

It all began, of course, with that debut strike against Liverpool in 2015 - a goal United fans should need no reminding of. Having recently joined from Monaco, Martial was chucked in for his debut in the latter stages of the game against our arch-rivals and managed to wrap up a thrilling 3-1 victory. It was just the beginning of a dream start for Anthony at Old Trafford, and he netted three in his next three games.

The attacker finished the season by scoring the winner against Everton in injury-time of our FA Cup semi-final clash and helping the Reds to win the trophy at Wembley a few weeks later.

Other important Martial efforts since then include a late winner against Tottenham Hotspur in October 2017, a double in our 2-2 away draw with Chelsea a year later, the equaliser in last season’s 3-2 comeback victory against Newcastle United and the third goal to kill off Arsenal 3-1 in last January's Emirates FA Cup tie.

Anthony’s form in the early part of the campaign - he has been on the scoresheet in both of our Premier League games so far - suggests he could be on to beat his best season for goals. That was 2015/16, when he netted 17 in all competitions.

Last season he managed to amass another impressive tally, with the Frenchman finding the back of the net once in every three games on average.

2015/16: 49 apps, 17 goals
2016/17: 42 apps, 8 goals
2017/18: 45 apps, 11 goals
2018/19: 38 apps, 12 goals
2019/20: 2 apps, 2 goals so far
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The majority of our no.9’s strikes have come in the Premier League, but he has also netted in four other competitions for the Reds.

Premier League: 36
FA Cup: 4
League Cup: 3
Champions League: 4
Europa League: 3
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Like all great forwards, Martial is capable of scoring with either foot and his head, although, unsurprisingly, the majority of those strikes have been netted with his preferred right foot.

Of his 50 goals only five have come via the spot, and they were scored against Liverpool, Fenerbahce, Everton, CSKA Moscow and Manchester City.

Right foot: 37
Left foot: 10
Header: 3


Wolves were the 28th team the 23-year-old has scored against for United; this total includes 14 of the 19 sides currently in the Premier League.

Overall, Martial has had the most joy in his meetings with West Ham United, who he has scored against on six occasions in eight appearances. He has also impressed against Burnley and has bagged two in two previous outings with the Clarets.

In terms of foreign opponents, the forward has fared best in clashes with Russian side CSKA Moscow, the only overseas team he has scored more than twice against when playing for the Reds.

West Ham: 6 goals
Everton: 5 goals
Chelsea: 3 goals
Stoke City: 3 goals
Watford: 3 goals

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Just over half of Martial's 50 strikes have come at Old Trafford. Tony has scored 27 at home for the Reds - 25 singles and one double so far, which came in the 4-1 League Cup victory against West Ham in 2016.

The forward has scored at 17 away grounds and and has twice found the back of the net at six of those stadiums - St Mary’s, VEB Arena, Goodison Park, Upton Park, Turf Moor and Stamford Bridge - has Martial twice found the back of the net.

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