ANTHONY MARTIAL showed up to training very late after his hat-trick against Sheffield United on Wednesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side got back straight to business at Carrington ahead of Saturday’s clash against Norwich. But Martial came to the training ground 30 minutes later after the rest of his team-mates had already arrived on Thursday morning.

The Frenchman broke a long-running club curse by scoring the club’s first Premier League hat-trick in seven years.

He scored two times in the first half and again after the interval as United got their first win since football resumed.

After 284 games this was his first ever hat-trick after, but he did not remember to collect the match ball after the final whistle.

Martial, who has so far scored 19 goals this season, is hopeful that it will not be the last hat-trick he scores for the club.

He told Sky Sports: “It’s really special for me because it’s my first one and I hope it’s not the last one.

“It had been a long time with nobody scoring three goals.

“It was a crucial win against a team which is just behind us, so it is important for us to keep going and win the next one.”

Solskjaer’s side will take a trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich in the FA Cup quarter-final this weekend.

Irregardless of comfortably beating Sheffield 3-0, the United boss has called for his team to be more clinical in front of goal.

He said: “At times it was very, very good football. We could and should have scored more goals to put the game to bed before half-time.”

Solskjaer was seen cruising into Carrington followed by the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof.

Half an hour later, Martial showed up for a heroes welcome.


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