Anthony Martial’s vital equaliser in the Champions League away clash with CSKA Moscow has been named Manchester United’s Goal of the Month for October.
Midway through the second half of the game at Arena Khimki, with the Reds trailing 1-0, a neat move down the right culminated in Antonio Valencia delivering a pinpoint cross to Martial, who guided a neat header in off the post.
It earned United an important point and helped Martial atone for conceding the penalty that resulted in CSKA taking a first-half lead.
“Martial’s goal changed the dynamic of the game,” said Morgan Schneiderlin afterwards. “He didn’t let his head down because conceding a penalty can happen to anyone. He scored a great goal.”
The French forward’s header topped our poll with 49 per cent of fans’ votes, beating off strong competition from another header, netted by Ander Herrera at Everton (37 per cent). Wayne Rooney’s smart finish in the same game at Goodison Park was third with nine per cent.
It’s the second month in a row that Martial has scooped the prize; the teenager also won it in September for his sensational debut goal against Liverpool.