Goal of the Day: Martial announces himself
On Anthony Martial's 24th birthday, our latest 'Goal of the Day' is his famous debut strike against Liverpool in September 2015...
Date: 12 September 2015, Old Trafford, Premier League
Background: United were looking to bounce back against fierce rivals Liverpool after a 2-1 defeat at Swansea last time out in the Premier League. Louis Van Gaal’s side were in complete control following goals from Daley Blind and Ander Herrera, until Christian Benteke’s late, acrobatic effort gave the away side renewed hope of a comeback. However, United debutant Anthony Martial wrapped up the victory in style just two minutes later...
What happened next: Victory assured, Martial’s bright start to life at United continued as he netted a brace on his first Premier League start against Southampton in a 3-2 win two weeks later.
Reaction: Our French striker recalled the importance of his debut strike during an interview with
United Review in March 2018:
“That was a very big game, both for me and the team. I think it’s my
most important goal so far. It’s the goal that really announced my arrival and the goal that gave me
that strength to be able to establish myself at United from the word go.”