Manchester United cruise past West Ham to move one step from Wembley with resurgent Martial and Ibrahimovic both netting twice
Tony Martial scored. And then Tony Martial scored again. And now Manchester United are three games from the first trophy of the Jose Mourinho era. With Liverpool and Southampton still in the mix it is not going to be easy, but Mourinho has always set store in laying down a marker by winning the first real trophy of the season and, wherever he was in the stadium, he will have been mightily pleased by this result, and this performance.
Pleased by Martial, too. He seemed to suggest a week ago that the striker was running out of time to impress, with Old Trafford’s songs about the prolific nature of his scoring feats – and the value he represented at £50m – seeming increasingly optimistic.