ANTHONY MARITAL looked furious after being subbed late on in Manchester United’s win over Aston Villa – but fans loved it.
The in-form French forward was taken off for the final ten minutes of the 3-0 drubbing of Aston Villa.
Martial was replaced by Odion Ighalo but looked less than impressed.
The Man Utd striker failed to score, but did lay on an assist – with Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba on the scoresheet.
Despite looking peeved, supporters loved Martial’s “mentality”.
One fan tweeted: “Martial put on an absolute clinic today and got an assist too.
“But he still isn’t happy that he hasn’t scored – this is exactly the mentality i want.”
Another said: “Absolutely loved Martial’s reaction to getting subbed. Proper striker mentality.
“Was so unlucky with the shot that hit the crossbar/post.
“He may not have scored but his all round play was sensational. Bagged an assist as well.”
A third agreed, saying: “Love Martial’s reaction to being subbed. Exactly what you want.”
Martial had an absolute clinical today got an assist too but he still isn’t happy that he hasn’t scored this is exactly the mentality i want pic.twitter.com/TJ7yG9EjMo
Absolutely loved Martial’s reaction to getting subbed. Proper striker mentality. Was so unlucky with the shot that hit the crossbar/post. He may not have scored but his all round play was sensational. Bagged an assist as well. My Striker❤️ pic.twitter.com/FpnoOkihol
Love Martial’s reaction to being subbed.
Exactly what you want.
Martial sat on the bench after being subbed off pic.twitter.com/uW7NcEsDDg
Love the reaction from Martial after being subbed off
You can see the hunger and desire, always wanting to score more
I love how visibly disappointed Anthony Martial is to get subbed off. He isn’t angry, he’s just disappointed. It shows he cares. It shows he wants to do well and score goals.. That’s passion!
While the win was comfortable in the end, it wasn’t without its controversy.
Aston Villa were left fuming after Bruno Fernandes won and scored a penalty after appearing to stamp on Ezri Konsa – who himself was penalised.
And Roy Keane went on a typically ferocious rant at half-time after being left gobsmacked by Villa’s poor defending.