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Coleman was ripped apart by Martial – can he still cut it at the very top?

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Coleman was ripped apart by Martial – can he still cut it at the very top?

Anthony Martial continued his Manchester United resurgence with a man of the match performance which swung Sunday’s clash with Everton the Reds’ way.

The Frenchman won the penalty which allowed Paul Pogba to open the scoring before curling home a sumptuous goal, which turned out to be the winner as Marco Silva’s Toffees were defeated 2-1.

On the flip side of that was Seamus Coleman. The Irishman has been a reliable Premier League performer down the years for Everton, but suffered a horrible leg break on international duty and only returned in January.

That kind of blow can change a player and many Toffees were not impressed with their right-back at all on Sunday.

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Some of those fans were writing Coleman off but that would be premature. He endured a tough time against Martial but was not offered a great deal of protection by Theo Walcott, who had a shocking game as well.


Coleman will not be the only right-back in the league to get a roasting from Martial while he is in this kind of form.

Everton do need a defensive reshuffle, and a younger option emerging as competition and cover for Coleman would be a welcome bonus.

But let’s not be hasty, Coleman can still cut the mustard.


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