United fans react to Anthony Martial's Europa League goal for Sevilla

Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial scored the first goal of his loan spell at Sevilla last night.

The La Liga outfit won the first leg of their Europa League knockout round play-off at home to Dinamo Zagreb 3-1.

Martial scored their third goal of the night just before half-time, finishing off a flowing team move, and the goal can be watched below.

United stars including Jesse Lingard and Bruno Fernandes reacted to the strike on social media as Martial continues his bid for a fresh start.

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Last week, Martial got his first assist in Sevilla colours in the 2-0 home win over Elche, laying on a goal for former Wolves striker Rafa Mir.

He followed that up with a second goal involvement in two games and has already established himself a starter for Julen Lopetegui as his side go in search of silverware.

United are of course preparing for their own return to European action on Wednesday in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid.

Atletico are the reigning Spanish champions but find themselves 11 points and three places behind Martial’s Sevilla with 24 games of the season played.

Unsurprisingly, Martial’s goal caught the eye of some United fans on social media, as they keep a keen eye on his attempts to kickstart his career again.

Some might be hoping that he rediscovers his form to the extent that the new United manager makes him a part of his plans next season.

Others may well want him to play well to get his transfer value up with a view to a sale which would boost United’s budget ahead of their pursuit of a young new striker in the summer.

Here is how Martial’s maiden strike went down ahead on Twitter…

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.