Anthony Martial ‘doesn’t quite have the heart’ when Man United are struggling

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Paul Scholes has launched a scathing attack on Anthony Martial, in the wake of Man United’s 3-0 defeat to Sevilla.

Manchester United Football Club have been dumped out of Europe in pretty damning fashion. The Old Trafford side were well-beaten by Sevilla last night, losing 3-0.

The game itself was sadly a one-sided affair. Sevilla pressed early and grabbed an early goal. That unsettled United, who never really recovered.

it felt like the whole team (minus Antony) just gave up at the start of the second half when Sevilla made it 2-0. Erik ten Hag will absolutely not stand for that attitude.

Perhaps the man who summed it up perfectly was Anthony Martial. The Frenchman was quiet in the game, before typically picking up an injury in the second half. He’d sit on the bench, cutting a sad figure, for the last half-hour. We’ve seen that all too often…


After the game, pundit, Paul Scholes, had some harsh words for Martial, claiming that he ‘doesn’t have the heart for it’ when United are under pressure in the heat of battle. It may sound pretty brutal, but it’s hard to disagree.

Check out what Scholes had to say on Martial in full here:

“I think a centre-forward position, that’s quite clear,” the pundit said live on BT Sport, per the Evening Standard.

“I think Anthony Martial is a talented lad but I think when the going gets tough, when he’s really got to dig in, he doesn’t quite have the heart for it. He didn’t tonight, again.”

When all things are going well, Martial is an incredible footballer. When he’s confident and the good times are flowing, there’s not many better strikers in the world. However, he absolutely hates the pressure and when the whole team is struggling and that was evident yesterday.

You also have to factor in the injury issues. Martial is pretty brittle. This season, he’s spent way too long out on the sidelines, unable to help his teammates when they need him the most.

I would not be surprised if Martial is sold this summer, assuming there’s a club with enough interest in the player to spend big to bring him in. Trust me when I say that’s by no means a guarantee…

Do you think Anthony Martial is good enough for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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