Monday, 3 February 2020

Martial will play a little bit less - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Martial will play a little bit less - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Anthony claiming the France International has given everything to the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Martial has been asked to play too much and that he needs a rest since he has played every game following Marcus Rashford's injury.

Martial who has only scored a goal in his last six appearances for Manchester United might need to start working a little be harder considering Manchester United has just signed Nigeria International Odion Ighalo on loan.

'He's giving us everything. I think he's started the last eight games in this month, and he's running probably 20 percent more than what he did when I came here,' Solskjaer said.

'That shift goes with all the other players as well, by the way. So it's not just mental robustness and tactical, it's that physical side we've had to work with because they are making strides. But the difference in that, compared to when I came in, the squad weren't right.'

'Well, we'll give him [Martial] more support, give him rest when he deserves it.  If he does have that rest, if he plays a little bit less - because he's been asked to play too much as well, especially now when Marcus is injured - as a striker if you don't just get there that split second, that's a big, massive difference.'

'I've praised him, I've sat down with him and I'm delighted with him. I know that he's tired, but he's never ever dodged a training session. He's training, he's available for every game, so I’m delighted with the boy.' 

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