Ex-Chelsea man grabs attention, mocks Man Utd ace’s ‘star player’ status


Real Madrid and former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois have drawn attention on social media after joking about Manchester United striker Anthony Martial.

Belgian star Courtois spoke to his international colleague Jan Vertonghen on Pickx SportsTwitter and picked several star men who missed Euro 2020. While the tournament featured some of Europe’s best players, several well-known names failed.

Liverpool and England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is said to have played, if he hadn’t been hurt.

Meanwhile, Norway failed to advance, leaving Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland out.

Courtois, asked by Vertonghen, could only name center-back Sergio Ramos. The Spain star has failed after injury issues last season.

After a brief pause, Vertonghen helped him. He named Haaland, Marc-André Ter Stegen and Virgil van Dijk, long-time absent from Liverpool among a host of missing talent.

Indeed, he chose the United Martial striker as another star man. Courtois, however, asked: “Martial? Is he a star player? The Belgian duo then stopped and burst out laughing.

Frenchman Martial missed the game after injuring his knee on international duty in March.

Prior to that, however, he struggled for form at Old Trafford, scoring a drop in quality after a strong 2019/20.

Indeed, he recorded 23 goals and 12 assists this campaign. In 2020/21, meanwhile, he succeeded in seven strikes and staged nine more.

As a result, he will struggle to find playing time ahead of Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.

Moreover, the arrival of £ 73million from Jadon Sancho will shake things up again and reports have claimed that Martial place in the team is now in danger.

Man Utd missed Camavinga transfer

As for who could join Sancho at United this summer, reports claim the Red Devils are eyeing midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

The Rennes star, despite being only 18, has made waves with her recent rise after making her debut at 16.

Although it has gained prominence now, however, a report has revealed how United passed up the opportunity to sign him – choose another player instead.

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