Anthony Martial reached a goalscoring landmark after finding the net in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton last week, the forward reaching a half century of top-flight goals since moving to English football.
Martial became the seventh Frenchman to score 50 Premier League goals and we’ve decided to look back at the other names to have achieved the feat, here are our ratings of the leading French goalscorers in Premier League history:
Anthony Martial – 51 goals
The man of the moment and a player who seems to be growing into his role as Manchester United’s number nine, its taken time for Martial to find his best form on a consistent basis following his big-money arrival from Monaco five years ago.
Martial became the most expensive teenager in history when moving to Old Trafford and made an instant impact with a stunning debut goal against rivals Liverpool, though his time in the Premier League has been a mix of flashes of brilliance and periods of inconsistency.
Often deployed on the left-wing during his initial seasons in Manchester, Martial has been utilised in his preferred central striking role under Ole Gunnar Solskajer this season and has responded with the best goalscoring form of his career – following up his 50th top-flight strike with another goal and superb all-round performance in the Red Devils crucial 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Thursday.
The 24-year-old’s pace, clever movement and coolness in front of goal have seen him score 22 goals in all competitions so far this season and the forward will hope to play an increasingly influential role as United look to challenge for major honours in the coming seasons.