Anthony Martial Scores First Champions League Goal For Man United (Video)

by

Anthony Martial sure looks, and scores, like the real deal.

Martial notched his first-ever goal in the UEFA Champions League proper on Wednesday in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow. The 19-year-old star-in-the-making headed Antonio Valencia’s delivery past goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev to tie the score at 1-1 in the 65th minute.

Martial, 19, now has scored five goals in his Manchester United career, which began in September following his arrival from French club Monaco in an eye-popping transfer worth £36 million ($55.5 million).

Many questioned why Manchester United paid so much for the inexperienced French striker. Martial’s early goal-scoring record provides answers.

While Martial earned the Premier League’s Player of the Month Award in September, he failed to score in Manchester United’s first two Champions League group-stage games. Martial found his charm in his third game in European soccer’s elite competition.

However, Martial didn’t enjoy a perfect outing in Russia, as his hand ball inside Manchester United’s penalty area led to CSKA Moscow’s opening goal.

David Beckham: Martial fits Man United bill >>

Martial scores vs. LFC on Man United debut (video) >>

Thumbnail photo via Pavel Golovkin/The Associated Press

Previous Article

Stevan Ridley Practices For First Time With Jets, Could Play Vs. Patriots

New York Mets third baseman David Wright
Next Article

Watch Mets Vs. Cubs NLCS Game 4 Online (Live Stream)

Picked For You