Solskjaer urged to follow in Tuchel’s footsteps to bring the best out of 25-year-old Man United ace

Jamie O’Hara: Solskjaer should follow what Thomas Tuchel did to get the best out of Anthony Martial at Manchester United

According to talkSport (h/t The Mirror), Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged by Jamie O’Hara to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel in order to exploit the potential of Anthony Martial.

The 25-year-old got his second start of the season against West Ham United in the Carabao Cup. He put up a disappointing performance as the Red Devils stumbled to a shock 1-0 loss.

Martial has now scored just two goals in his last 24 games, a baffling return for a player who was the club’s top scorer for 2019/20. A prodigiously talented player, Solskjaer now has the task of getting the best out of the French international.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel in order to exploit the potential of Anthony Martial.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Manchester United striker, Anthony Martial. (GETTY Images)

Jamie O’Hara has now urged Solskjaer to follow the example of Tuchel, who took off Saul Niguez after the Spaniard endured a disappointing debut against Aston Villa. It was in stark contrast to Martial being allowed to see out the 90 minutes against West Ham despite being non-effective.

The United boss also refused to call out his misfiring star in his post-match presser, much to O’Hara’s dismay. Solskjaer’s efforts to downplay what is a real crisis is troubling, to say the least.

“I want him to be like Thomas Tuchel, who comes out and is honest, like when Saul was taken off at half-time, but he [Solskjaer] gives these politically boring answers.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel in order to exploit the potential of Anthony Martial.
Martial at 25 is yet to reach his potential. (GETTY Images)

Martial has been handed enough opportunities to make an impact. But he is no closer to being a first-team regular. The additions of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo do not make his task any easier.

While Solskjaer can bring about the good vibes, he will also have to make difficult decisions for the team’s sake. The Norwegian can be accused of shrinking the issue if he continues to play down what is turning into a goalscoring crisis for Martial.

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It may be time to call an end to Martial’s time at the club unless he experiences a drastic change in form. Solskjaer refusing to call a spade as one is not doing himself or the club any favours.