Ferdinand and more: Twitter reacts to Martial’s Man United equaliser
Rio Ferdinand and Andrew Cole take to Twitter after Anthony Martial equalises for Man United
Anthony Martial became the first Manchester United signing to score in his first two Premier League games since Federico Macheda after the French forward cancelled out Graziano Pelle’s first-half opener.
Martial opened his United account with a late strike in a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on his Premier League debut at Old Trafford last weekend following his £36m move from Ligue 1 side Monaco on transfer deadline day.
And the 19-year-old extended his goal-scoring run with a brilliant turn and finish to restore parity at St Mary’s after Southampton striker Pelle had given the home side a 13th minute lead.
Here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Martial’s second goal.
Former United centre-half Rio Ferdinand is impressed by Martial’s unerring composure:
Martial….composure of the highest order
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 20, 2015
Ex-Red Devils defender Philip Neville echoes Ferdinand’s sentiments:
"Composure and great finish from Martial – 2 in 2 league games!!!" http://t.co/ssnUdTuzh9
— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) September 20, 2015
However, Everton legend Peter Reid reckons United go a little fortunate:
"Finish Martial, Man U get lucky. " http://t.co/Peq1UcXv2H
— Peter Reid (@reid6peter) September 20, 2015
A great United goal-scorer Andrew Cole is impressed with the new kid on the block:
Martial 🙌 composure of a @ManUtd no9!!!!
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) September 20, 2015
Finally, England legend Gary Lineker reckons Martial is looking a tidy piece of business at £36m:
Martial is beginning to resemble a bargain.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 20, 2015