Anthony Martial doesn’t appear to be he needs to be a centre ahead and his physique language is surprising, talkSPORT has been advised.
That’s the decision of Arsenal legend Perry Groves, who believes the Manchester United star isn’t doing sufficient to justify his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s beginning XI.
“He doesn’t appear to be he needs to be a centre ahead,” Groves advised talkSPORT.
When advised that’s the Frenchman’s obvious favoured place, Groves added: “He higher begin operating round and placing a bit extra effort and guile in then.
“Each time I see him play via the center for Manchester United, his physique language is surprising and he’s by no means via the center.”
Jamie O’Hara expressed the identical frustrations about Martial final month – insisting he seems ‘depressing’ each time he steps foot on the pitch.
“For me, I simply don’t suppose Martial provides you wherever close to sufficient upfront as a quantity 9,” the previous Tottenham midfielder mentioned.
“He’s not medical sufficient, he doesn’t deliver different gamers into the sport, and he simply seems depressing when he performs soccer.
“I don’t perceive it as a result of that’s the most effective place to be on a soccer pitch.”
Nonetheless, Watford captain Troy Deeney is adamant that Martial stays among the many most elites strikers within the Premier League.
“Anthony Martial’s character will all the time be very dramatic – if he’s upset he’s going to indicate you that he’s upset,” Deeney mentioned.
“The man is an unbelievable expertise, you possibly can’t deny that. It’s about expectation. Everybody all the time talks about his £50m price ticket, however the man nonetheless delivers.
“He’s, in my view, within the high ten strikers of the Premier League, he will get into most groups.
“In case you provided him now to Leicester, they’d take him, in case you provided him to Arsenal, they’d take him.”
Martial season-by-season at Man United
2015/16: 18 targets, 11 assists, 56 appearances*
2016/17: eight targets, eight assists, 42 appearances
2017/18: 11 targets, 9 assists, 45 appearances
2018/19: 12 targets, three assists, 38 appearances
2019/20: 23 targets, 12 assists, 48 appearances*
2020/21: 7 targets, eight assists, 31 appearances
*Membership’s high goalscorer that season