Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has blamed Anthony Martial for Manchester United’s FA Cup exit to Leicester Metropolis on Sunday.

The previous England striker mentioned he discovered watching the French World Cup winner ‘irritating’, including that the ahead lacks the ‘starvation’ to be a No. 9.

Targets from Kelechi Iheanacho (2) and Youri Tielemans helped Leicester beat United 3-1, despatched them out of the FA Cup and ended their hopes of home silverware this season.

A comfort aim from Greenwood couldn’t cease Leicester from reserving their place within the semi-finals the place they’ll now face Southampton.

Shearer felt Martial was not providing sufficient within the striker function, insisting that, “He was very remoted however then generally you need assistance off your team-mates however you too can assist your self by placing your self in higher positions,” he instructed BBC Sport.

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“It was a extremely irritating efficiency for him as a result of when his team-mates are on the lookout for choices from him, for him to both come brief to be the link-up play, a variety of the time I’m pondering, ‘Come on, assist’.

“Paul Pogba is on the lookout for some assist, he wants a run off the ahead, there’s nobody there.

“I don’t assume he’s a 9. He doesn’t look comfy within the 9 place. He doesn’t look as if he’s received that starvation to attain as many objectives as he may and will. It was a irritating efficiency.

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“For my part Man United don’t have a No. 9. Edinson Cavani, that’s it. The remainder are superb coming in from the left, off the suitable however Martial just isn’t a centre-forward. Completely not. 100%.”

The Europa is now Manchester United’s solely hope of profitable a title this season. They progressed to the quarter-finals on Thursday after beating AC Milan 2-1 on mixture.


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