Va-Va Voom, speeding into Old Trafford : the Anthony Martial thread

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  1. SF19

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    Jun 8, 2013
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    LOOL ^

    He has Achilles tendinopathy. Could it that be persistent problem that flares up? IDK these things, but one comment I saw from an "expert" made it seem that way.
     
  2. SF19

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    I read his case was severe.
     
  3. SF19

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    From what I read, sounds like this is flaring up on him, hence the constant need to rest and his inability to "accelerate" when he is playing through it.
     
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  4. johno

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    a) repeated injuries to the same area may indicate trouble. The same type of injury in different places is something that that might be worked on by the player with sports scientists and physios.

    b) we only have Martial's side of it if we are ignoring the context of the last several years. we know players were rushed back. He played over 2000 minutes in 8 consecutive seasons. 1500 league minutes is typically the level below which you don't get slotted into stats compilations and he's missed that mark once (1487) in the last several years. Transfermarkt shows the duration of injuries and barring the knee ligament injury, he's missed than 2 weeks per injury a handful of times, but most times he's back in less time. Just say you don't like him, but saying he never plays is ludicrous, he's not Cavani.
     
  5. MizzouMUFC

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    I’ve been a huge Martial fan on these boards for a long time. I was one of the guys on Martials side during that whole him vs Rashford debate.

    I’m actually surprised here you are acting like persistent injuries aren’t an issue with Martial. It’s literally been a knock on him his entire time at United. He just can’t stay fit. According to TM, in just over 6 years at United he’s missed 62 games due to injury. So nearly 10 games a season. That’s a considerable amount. What’s more, it’s not a chronic injury to one area. He’s had thigh, hamstring, groin, knee, ankle, Achilles.

    I’ll agree that Ole ran a lot of players into the ground. He tended not to stray from his preferred 11 and criticized him for that at the time. But again, let’s not act like Martial has only been hurt during the Ole seasons. His games missed through injury were only slightly higher during Oles time and that was only because of a knee injury that kept him out a considerable amount of time.
     
  6. United 16

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  7. Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10

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  8. Chaz Striker

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    We can always loan Landon Donovan
     
  9. doubletrouble

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    Dec 16, 2003
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    Martial needs to get out of his own head. There's pressure on him and he has put it upon himself. I think he told Evra that this is his last chance with us plus you add in the constant injuries.
    There are two players I see as key to making him get goals and they are Bruno and Antony.

    If Antony can be more productive on the right and Bruno plays down the middle a lot more then we can get goals out of Martial.

    Too many times I see Martial making good runs then Antony will either mess up with a poor pass or turns back and passes to Dalot or AWB.
    Martial gets few chances but when he does he needs to make them count.

    I made a tweet before the start of the season and predicted 25 goals each for him and Rashford this season and it's not looking good on his side of the stats.
     
  10. SF19

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    He should take a page from Rash's book. When the goal is in sight, just smash the ball.
     

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