Paul Scholes Believes Anthony Martial is Not Good Enough to Be a Manchester United Striker

Nov 25, 2020, 6:02 PM GMT+5:30
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Paul Scholes slams Anthony Martial | Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed Anthony Martial and stated that the Frenchman is not a good enough striker for the club.

United emerged 4-1 winners from their Champions League clash against Istanbul Besaksehir on Tuesday with Martial starting on the wings due to Edinson Cavani earning a starting spot as a striker.

Martial was shifted on the wings by Solskjaer and prior to the game, Scholes had some strong words for the Frenchman.

He told BT Sport per Metro, "Martial's strength... we've spoke about him being a centre forward, he's not a good centre forward. I don't think he's got that movement for centre forward, he's not good with his back to goal. But when he gets the ball and he's facing someone, it's a different position. You see him going at someone."

24-year-old Martial was Manchester United's top scorer last season as he managed to score 23 goals in a campaign that saw the Red Devils come third on the Premier League table.

However, he has just found the back of the net twice in the current season.

When asked if he's a player who relies on confidence, Scholes replied as he concluded, "Definitely. He's a little bit moody and you see him. But once he gets a goal there's every chance he'll go on to get three or four."