Man Utd legend Paul Scholes doesn’t think “moody” Anthony Martial can play as “a centre-forward” for the Premier League club.
The Frenchman has started nine matches in all competitions for the Red Devils this season, scoring two goals and providing one assist in his time on the pitch.
His relatively poor form has seen Scholes previously say that Martial “almost conned” Man Utd fans, while he criticised him for “doing nothing” in their loss to Istanbul Basaksehir in early November.
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After being used mainly in a central role by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, Martial was shifted to the left to accomodate Edinson Cavani through the middle in United’s 4-1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday night.
And before their second match against the Turkish outfit this month, Scholes made his feelings about Martial clear.
“Martial’s strength… we’ve spoke about him being a centre-forward, he’s not a good centre-forward,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“I don’t think he’s got that movement for centre forward, he’s not good with his back to goal. But when he gets the ball and he’s facing someone, it’s a different position. You see him going at someone.”
When asked if Martial relies heavily on confidence, Scholes added: “Definitely. He’s a little bit moody and you see him. But once he gets a goal there’s every chance he’ll go on to get three or four.”
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