Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has been advised to take a major decision in a bid to ‘save’ his career.
Martial has been advised to leave Manchester United if he continues to be played as a central striker. This is the opinion of Liverpool legend John Barnes.
The Frenchman has failed to nail down a regular spot as United’s marksman upfront.
Veteran forward Edinson Cavani was apparently brought in as ‘backup’ to bolster the Red Devils’ attacking options. However, the ex-PSG man has proven to be rather more influential than expected.
Just before a recent ankle injury, Cavani was preferred by Ole Solakjaer upfront with Martial demoted to a substitute role.
For United’s latest outing against Chelsea, Rashford was deployed in the center-forward role while Daniel James and Mason Greenwood were preferred on the flanks.
Martial had to do with a spot on the bench once again and was only introduced in the second half.
It’s important to note that the Frenchman made waves as a youngster with Monaco playing on the flanks.
Liverpool legend John Barnes says Martial has never been a striker and should consider a change of club if he continues to be played in that role.
“Anthony Martial has never been a center-forward, despite Manchester United playing him there,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets .
“If he can’t get a place in the starting team in his preferred wide position, following the emergence of Mason Greenwood, then maybe it is time for him to leave Manchester United.
“Lots of clubs nowadays have benches full of superstar players, who are happy to be there.”
“But I don’t know if Martial is one of those players, or what Manchester United’s intentions are with him. I would suggest a change could be good for both him and the club if they aren’t getting what they want from him playing there.”
Regardless of Martial’s recent struggles, Ole Solskjaer has continued to back the player and believes he’ll be back to his best soon enough.