As a World Cup winner struggles for form on the back of a big-money move to Camp Nou, a Red Devils frontman is finding his feet in a central role.
Struggles for consistency at Old Trafford led to a 24-year-old frontman being left out of Les Bleus’ triumphant squad at the 2018 World Cup.
Martial has, however, kept himself in Didier Deschamps’ thoughts and is enjoying the most productive campaign of his career to date in 2019-20.
A first senior hat-trick, recorded in his latest outing against Sheffield United, has seen a man moved into the middle by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reach 19 goals for the season.
That haul, along with the progress being made as a No.9, is considered to have Martial knocking on the door for a more prominent role at international level.
He will face fierce competition for places when it comes to a starting berth with France, but a serious claim is being staked.
Griezmann, who has been Deschamps’ go-to man for some time now, has struggled to find his spark during a testing debut campaign at Barcelona – with only 14 goals recorded on the back of a big-money move.
Olivier Giroud, another option for the world champions, is finding regular football hard to come by again at Chelsea and is now 33 years of age – although he has earned a new contract at Stamford Bridge.