'Martial looks like he doesn't take much information in' - Paul Scholes

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  1. Novice

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    Aug 11, 2019


    Anthony Martial lacks intelligence in the final third of the pitch, according to Paul Scholes, who still isn't certain of the Manchester United star's best position.

    Martial continues to divide opinion among fans and experts, having so far failed to live up to his immense potential at Old Trafford.

    Scholes was unimpressed with his all-round performance in the match, however, expressing his belief that the forward's work rate and positional sense is not up to the required standard.

    ‘With Anthony Martial, it’s interesting, I don’t know if he’s a wide player, I don’t know if he’s a centre forward," the ex-United midfielder said after the clash with Chelsea.

    "Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] clearly thinks there’s a centre forward in there and he’s telling him to get in the box as often as he can.

    "Tonight he laboured at times to get in the box, he didn’t really bust a gut. You shouldn’t need to [tell a striker to get into the penalty box], but if you’re Anthony Martial he looks like he needs telling.

    "He looks like he doesn’t take that much information in. Some players are like that, sometimes you tell them once and they’ll do it all the time.

    "He looks like you need to tell him every two minutes, what you want him to do."

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