Dion Dublin isn’t happy with the output from Anthony Martial.
Manchester United’s EFL Cup campaign is already over. The Red Devils were bested by West Ham United on the night, in a game where the ball just wouldn’t go into the net.
As you’d expect, United’s striker on the day is copping most of the stick. Anthony Martial looked like he was struggling throughout, failing to acquit himself on the game against a West Ham backline that looked there for the taking.
Fans were not impressed with Martial. Neither were former players. The ex-Man United man, Dion Dublin, was quick to slate the Reds first-teamer Martial, claiming his body language was ‘horrible to watch’.
The sad part is, I’d love to defend Martial but I just can’t. He just didn’t look interested and that’s quickly becoming a trend for the Frenchman…
Check out what Dion Dublin had to say on Martial here:
‘I want to see him sweating and putting the ball in the back of the net. He has not done enough since being at United, you see flashes and think it is the start then he doesn’t do anything.
‘His body language is horrible to watch, he doesn’t want to run around and work hard to be Manchester United’s No 9.’
Putting in the required effort has always been the absolute minimum. As soon as you lose that, then there’s very little hope.
Any other striker would at least be moving, trying to give the defence something to think about. Martial was just stood there, waiting for the ball to arrive at his feet with his back to goal. At this high level, that’s just not going to cut it. Look at Edinson Cavani who is the polar opposite. He never stops moving!
Whether it’s a confidence thing remains to be seen. That argument can certainly be made given the lack of playing time Martial has seen recently. The former AS Monaco man has been made to bench-sit for the majority of this season so far and finding that rhythm is never easy.
You do feel like Martial is rapidly approaching the last chance saloon, though. There’s only so much of this half-interested attitude us fans can take. I bet the United coaching staff are equally fed up with it.
Hopefully, we see a change in the not too distant future, or Martial may be playing his football elsewhere next year.
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