Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag seems to have all however confirmed that Anthony Martial shall be his first-choice striker shifting ahead, so long as the Frenchman can keep match.
Martial has missed most of United’s season to date due to damage however has managed six objective contributions throughout his six appearances in all competitions – together with a objective in opposition to Aston Villa on Thursday evening in his first begin since August.
United lack depth up entrance, with Cristiano Ronaldo the one actual various ‘quantity 9’ for the reason that summer time departure of Edinson Cavani. Marcus Rashford can even play centrally however is finest suited and extra comfy working from a large place.
“He performs very effectively in loads of elements of soccer, I’m pleased with that, besides his availability. However we even have others and now we have performed with Marcus Rashford because the 9. We even have Cristiano Ronaldo, so now we have extra choices there,” Ten Hag defined on Friday.
“It’s fairly clear in my approach of taking part in, I like the sort that Anthony Martial is as a result of he can maintain the ball, he’s a goal, he can hyperlink up, he can even run behind, he has velocity, he can end and he’s an excellent presser.
“I’m so comfortable he’s again now and that we are able to handle him and that he stays match as a result of he is a crucial a part of the squad.”
Martial famously hit the bottom operating when he first arrived at United as a young person in 2015, ending his debut season with 17 targets in whole. The previous Monaco expertise went off the boil within the years that adopted amid competitors from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and later Romelu Lukaku, but he outlasted each after which scored a profession excessive 23 targets in the course of the 2019/20 marketing campaign.
Accidents and poor kind have hampered Martial since then and it appeared as his United profession was coming to an finish when he joined Sevilla on mortgage halfway via final season. However Martial has now been given a contemporary begin below Ten Hag.