Anthony Martial termed “not good enough” for Manchester United
Premier League icon Alan Shearer believes Anthony Martial is “not good enough” to feature for Manchester United after several years at the club.
The France international has been at the Old Trafford side since signing from AS Monaco in the summer of 2015. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old has been unable to fulfil his potential with the Red Devils.
Speaking to Premier League Productions (h/t Metro) after Man United’s loss to West Ham United, Shearer, a Newcastle United legend, feels Martial has been given enough time in the English top flight.
“Anthony Martial has had enough time at Manchester United. You don’t need to make any big decision on him because I think the decision has already been made or it should already have been made.
“He’s been there long enough, he’s had enough chances. He’s not good enough to take Man United to where they want to be.”
The Red Devils took on David Moyes’ team at London Stadium on Sunday (7 May). Unfortunately, the Hammers came away with a 1-0 victory in a crucial fixture for both ends of the table.
Marcus Rashford and Wout Weghorst started up top against West Ham. In the first half, the Old Trafford side scuffed a number of opportunities.
Unfortunately, the England international, who has been in fine form this season, has petered off a bit in the last few weeks. We have been unable to find the back of the net consistently without the 25-year-old on the scoresheet.
Martial was brought on as a substitute at around the hour mark. However, the 27-year-old was unable to make much of an impact against the resolute defence of the Hammers.
The French national seems to have found his feet since Erik ten Hag’s arrival. Unfortunately, multiple fitness issues have hampered the striker’s game time.
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Martial has been unreliable under the Dutch manager due to injuries. As a result, we have had to play without a recognised goal threat for most of the campaign. Therefore, Shearer is right and it would be wise for the Manchester-based club to cut their losses on the forward next summer.