Fan Argues Anthony Martial Is Better Than Roberto Firmino In Long Thread
One member of the Martial FC fraternity has taken to Twitter to 'prove' why Anthony Martial is better than Roberto Firmino, although it's not a popular opinion.
There's a group of Manchester United fans on social media who have a cult like following for the French forward, whilst most fans of the club find the former Monaco player extremely frustrating for his lack of consistency.
Cult member @DrippyMartial has provided a very long thread to explain why the United forward is better than Liverpool striker Firmino, settle in:
Why Martial is better than Firmino (thread)- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
Although it doesn't change the fact that Firmino still outdoes him in terms of G/A with him having 15 compared to Martial who has 13 combined. Martial is still only 2 away which isn't even that much acknowledging again he has played 5 less games- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
"ThEy sCoReD tHaT mAnY gOaLs bEaCaUsE oF hiM"- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
Firmino only had 6 assists in the league that season pic.twitter.com/MldpslDnWA
On the other hand Martial has never had any luck with the quality of players he has around him for example the likes of Pereira,Lingard,Mata(past his best)being his main sources of creativity most of his career and this season with not a good enough RW and Rashford being injured- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
Martial is clearly the most clinical out of the two with a shooting accuracy of 67.57% compared to Firmino's 58.93% and a shooting success of 17.65% to Firmino's 10.13%- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
Firmino ties second with the most big chances missed in the league whilst Martial is not even in the Top 20- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
Firmino has currently missed the same amount of big chances this season that Martial has missed in 3 seasons combined
Martial is by far more composed in front of goal pic.twitter.com/iVDaw37loI
"bUt FiRmInO Is nOt A sTrIkEr"- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
Martial is basically a false 9 as well,holds the ball up,feeds it to the wingers and contributes to a lot of build up play and does a lot of link up play especially with Rashford until he got injured
Look at how deep he drops during games pic.twitter.com/kruMmMMlii
Career wise Firmino quite frankly takes the advantage being the oldest by 4 years and the one that has played professional football for the longest (since 2009)- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
Out of 421 appearances
Has scored 133 goals
Has provided 95 assists
Which adds up to 228 career G/A pic.twitter.com/TfYkkGHzDG
Martial is the superior one with a better Apps minus G/A ratio of 159 compared to Firmino's 193- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
-Firmino only over takes him 0.2 in terms of goals per match- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
-Martial with a better ratio of shots per goal in 30 less games
-Martial with a better ratio of shots on target taking 163 less shots
-Less shots off target
-Better shooting accuracy
-Better shooting success
You might not think much of this but look at the way he drives the defenders away with his off the ball movement which then allows Rashford to dribble through with more space and get a shot off- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
I could show more examples but it'd take me too long Martial is just as smart as him pic.twitter.com/rfwPaiONRE
Whatever you think a number 9 is there to score goals. If Firmino was relied on to he wouldn't be half as good. He only plays well in a certain system and needs great players around him to thrive. Martial plays the same position and gets way better numbers in a worse team (End) pic.twitter.com/CTc15189Vt- oh (@DrippyMartial) February 23, 2020
In the most unsurprising twist other fans weren't exactly on the same page as Drippy, and SPORTbible Twitter followers voted in favour of the Liverpool forward, by a big majority.
Who is the better player? :eyes:- SPORTbible (@sportbible) February 24, 2020
Even United fans weren't having it with 'Bruno Fernandes Is A Baller' replying 'He isn't. end of thread.' to the original thread and another fan of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team added, "Bro I love martial but firmino is levels."
Liverpool fans had the most issue with the conclusion of the thread with one saying, "Congratulations, you have successfully wasted your time."
Another said, "Lol this is so embarrassing that you spent your time doing that," and a third added, "Okay, Lets make a deal. United can keep Martial and we keep Firmino, agree?"
A fourth fan of Jurgen Klopp's league leaders perhaps summed it up best saying, "Put your calculator away lad and watch actual football, then you would realise that firmino is miles clear."
A poor January for Martial had left him facing lots of criticism from United fans, those not members of Martial FC, and some were hoping Odion Ighalo might start ahead of him.
He answered that with three goals in three games last week, scoring the opener against Chelsea, United's only goal against Club Brugge, and the second against Watford.