Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has criticized Manchester United striker, Anthony Martial, following the Purple Devils’ Premier League 3-1 win over the Magpies on Sunday night time at Previous Trafford.

Martial struggled in Man United’s victory over Newcastle as targets from Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males all three factors in opposition to the guests.

The 25-year-old has struggled to make an impression to this point this season and has scored simply 7 targets in 31 appearances for Man United.

However Shearer believes the French Worldwide, lacks the starvation and need to attain targets for Man United as a result of he’s spending an excessive amount of time within the large space of the pitch.

“Solely 4 league targets this season, not sufficient motion, he’s definitely not determined sufficient to attain targets,” Shearer mentioned on BBC’s Match of the Day 2.

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“Whenever you take a look at his positioning, he [Martial] spends far an excessive amount of time [out wide] while you want somebody within the field. Not as soon as does he look to get wherever close to that field to attain targets.

“He’s spending an excessive amount of time on the market [wide], there’s no point of interest, there’s nobody there to carry the ball up. He ought to notice he ought to get out of there and get into the field.

“I don’t assume it means sufficient to him to place that ball into the again of the web. He’s solely ever scored greater than 20 targets in a season as soon as. And that’s not simply league targets.

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“When you think about Manchester United are prime scorers within the Premier League with 53 and he’s bought 4, I don’t assume that’s wherever close to sufficient.

“Apparently, he’s the one who says he needs to play centre ahead, he deserves to be in there, nicely his numbers I believe must be loads higher if he needs to play in that place.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a scarcity of expertise. That is his sixth season at Manchester United. I wouldn’t say a scarcity of expertise is an issue in any respect, I’d say it’s his lack of starvation and lack of need to get in there to continuously rating targets.

“He had a very good season when it comes to numbers final season, however you need to do this regularly, significantly when Man United are scoring as many as they’re.”


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