“He has quality, he is a very good finisher”: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced that Anthony Martial can be a striker of 20 goals for Manchester United
- Anthony Martial scored his 14th goal of the season in a 1-1 draw in Belgium
- His equalizer makes Manchester United a favorite against Club Brugge
- No player from United has scored 20 goals in a season since Robin van Persie in 2013
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Anthony Martial can be a 20-goal forward for Manchester United after the Frenchman saved a Europa League match in Bruges.
Martial’s equalizer makes United favorites to reach the last 16 of the competition when they meet Club Brugge again at Old Trafford next week.
It also took him to 14 goals for the season after his head against Chelsea in the 2-0 win of United over Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Anthony Martial scored his 14th goal of the season in a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced that Martial can reach the 20 goals this season
Marcus Rashford has 19 this season so far, but Solskjaer thinks Martial can go one step further after moving from the left wing to replace his injured teammate.
“Absolutely,” said the manager of United. “I think Anthony can go one step further, get a few more and reach the 20.
‘Of course it has quality, it is a very good finisher. He takes his chances very well. There is a good technique in its finish.
‘He can sometimes receive and drop the ball well. He can also play almost like a false nine. Sometimes I want him to be physically stronger. “
The French striker slots home to earn United a score tie in their last 32 match in Belgium
Solskjaer was impressed by Martial’s aggression when he led Chelsea. “
A center-forward goal from the 80s, “he added. ‘I am also encouraged by his attitude this season, who want to do things that are not natural to him.
‘You have to make him number 9 again after having played for so many years. Marcus and Anthony have played broadly for a few years until the last 12 months really. “