With the summer transfer window just a few months away, rumours have began doing the rounds and quite a few of them surround Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.
The Frenchman was the most expensive teenage signing in football history when he was signed from AS Monaco back in 2015. And he has developed impressively ever since then, even scoring 23 goals across all competitions for the Red Devils and being their top scorer last season.
The 25-year old has failed to match those high standards this time around though and has not found the back of the net on a consistent basis this season. And as a result, it would not be surprising to see the club dip into the transfer market for a new striker in the summer.
However, former Manchester United striker, Louis Saha, in an interview with talkSport has urged the club to give faith in the striker and not let him go, as he believes that Martial is a unique player and could prove to be an important member of this team going forward:
“I really don’t think he’s a player Man United should let go because he can be that player who completes the striking force as he’s unique in the way he plays.”
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Martial has certainly showed glimpses that he can be a top player for Manchester United. He has not been able to show that he can do it consistently season after season though and that could be a concern for the club, as they aim to return to the top of the Premier League.
As things stand, he has scored 7 goals in 33 appearances this season. Of course, the best case scenario would be for Martial to rediscover the form that saw him score 23 goals last season.
But in order to win titles, the Frenchman will have to step up and show that he can find the back of the net on a consistent basis. Otherwise, the club might have to sign a new striker who can do that.