Jamie Carragher salutes Anthony Martial after Man United’s 2-0 win at Everton

Jamie Carragher praises Anthony Martial after Man United's 2-0 win over Everton on Monday

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Manchester United striker Anthony Martial Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Carragher praised Anthony Martial for his performance as he filled in for the injured Romelu Lukaku in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Everton on Monday.

The French attacker was deployed in a central striking role for Jose Mourinho’s men after Lukaku missed the game due to the head injury he sustained in the goalless draw with Southampton last weekend.

Martial was in impressive form for the Red Devils against the Toffees and he scored their opening goal with a brilliant placed finish in the second half.

Jesse Lingard then added a second for the Red Devils to secure the three points for Jose Mourinho’s men and ensure that they returned to winning ways in the top flight.

Martial has been in decent form for Manchester United in recent weeks, with the 22-year-old having scored nine goals and made five assists in all competitions for the Red Devils so far this term.

And Liverpool FC legend Carragher praised Martial for his display on Monday as he helped to fill in for the missing Lukaku.

Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the game, Carragher said: “He did his job as the main centre-forward replacing Romelu Lukaku.

“He got his goal. He started on the wide right, he held his position for Manchester United and just used Ashley Williams to bend it round him into that far top corner.”

Biographies: Find out more about Manchester United forward Anthony Martial

Manchester United are now preparing for their FA Cup third-round clash against Derby County at Old Trafford on Friday night.

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