Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho went with an unchanged side for the clash with Swansea City on Saturday, and that meant no room for Anthony Martial.
The Frenchman made a brilliant impact off the bench against West Ham last weekend, scoring and setting up another in the 4-0 win at Old Trafford.
In turn, there had been calls for him to start against the Swans as a reward for his fine performance, but he was forced to be content with a spot on the bench at the Liberty Stadium again.
While he did eventually come on after 70 minutes with Man Utd 1-0 up courtesy of Eric Bailly’s first-half goal, it wasn’t enough to satisfy a number of United supporters who had hoped to see Martial start.
The 21-year-old continues to battle for his spot in the starting XI, but time will tell whether or not he can continue to impress off the bench and force Mourinho to make a change in the coming weeks.
Again, Martial is left out of the starting 11.
— middy (@N0UVEAU) August 19, 2017
Let's hope Martial gets up to 30minutes today..
— abrams (@Abrams_mufc) August 19, 2017
Martial could score a hattrick after being brought on for 5 minutes and still wouldn't start. Needs to leave before his career is ruined
— Tiarnán (@Tiarnymac) August 19, 2017
Nice…but I wanted martial 2 start
— Jhunyour® (@jhunyouur) August 19, 2017
Ffs still no Tony Martial
— Richy Kelly (@richyrozay17) August 19, 2017
Unchanged eleven I guess it worked before but what does Martial have to do to get into the first team #SWAMUN
— Linus Good (@GoodLinus) August 19, 2017
— The Hound (@Tichaade) August 19, 2017
?50 million down the drain, as Toni Martial's benched again. ? https://t.co/wTSFSDrWPL
— ? (@MkhiEdition) August 19, 2017
If martial doesn’t start against Swansea after getting a assist and goal in 10mins , there is something wrong with Mourinho
— Nik (@CreativeMartial) August 19, 2017