Manchester United fans have flocked to Twitter to hail striker Anthony Martial after his wonder strike against Watford on Sunday.
The Frenchman scored the second of United’s three goals as they cruised to victory over the Hornets at Old Trafford.
Martial received the ball just inside the penalty area thanks to a fine threaded pass from Bruno Fernandes as he tried to lob Ben Foster.
The veteran goalkeeper kept out his strike, but Martial was able to recover the ball from a tight angle.
The 24-year-old dribbled the ball expertly to open up the angle a little, with Foster remaining by his feet.
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But Martial turned sharply, before curling his effort just past the ex-England stopper’s outstretched arm and leaving the three defenders around him to shake their heads.
Several United fans took to Twitter to praise the France international, with one even comparing him to Barcelona great Lionel Messi.
“Anthony Martial, that was beautiful,” one raved.
While a second added: “It's a shame Anthony Martial has to play with the rest of these ****** every week.”
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“Anthony Martial, take a bow,” a third simply put.
As a fourth claimed: “Even Lionel Messi can’t chip like this.”
“Oh my days that's world class @AnthonyMartial,” another added.
While a sixth wrote: “Such a great composure from @AnthonyMartial to score the second. Damn, I love his composure, he made it look so easy.”
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Fernandes had opened the scoring with a penalty just before half-time, while teenager Mason Greenwood put the game beyond doubt in the 75th minute with a sweet strike.
The win puts the Red Devils just three points behind Chelsea in fourth place in the Premier League.
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