Anthony Martial reportedly gets Solskjaer’s nod to remain at Old Trafford

Anthony Martial reportedly gets Solskjaer’s nod to remain at Old Trafford

Anthony Martial will not be quitting Manchester United at the end of the current season by club boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

According to The Mirror, the Norwegian boss has accepted to give the French forward, who was mostly in the news for the wrong reasons, another chance to redeem his image in the coming season.

The 23-year-old Anthony Martial arrived Old Trafford from Monaco for about £36m in 2015, but the figure later rose to £58m.

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And back in back in January, the Frenchman penned an extension that saw his weekly salary rise to £175,000.

However, Martial has struggled for form and off the field incidents, netting just 12 times in 37 matches for United this campaign

However, most of the goals were netted back in October and November, with Martial managing to score twice in the English topflight since the turn of the year.

Irrespective of the Martial’s poor-run in front of goal alongside his attitude issues in recent weeks, Solskjaer is ready to hand him one more season, to prove he can deliver the goods for the Red Devils

Despite interest from top European clubs, Solskjaer and his assistants are upbeat Martial can return a better player, but must be ready to prove he is focused going forward.

At the last count, Martial as not included in United’s last two games against Huddersfield last Sunday and in the previous match Chelsea before that that ended 1-1.

In the match against Chelsea, Solskjaer opted for Alexis Sanchez ahead of Martial, who was on the bench, amid suggestions that the club manager was not impressed with his attitude during pre-game warm-up.

Interestingly, USFA Management, who are Martial's representatives, took to the social media this week to defend the Frenchman against criticism, uploading a graphic captioned 'Criticising is easy, the truth is on the pitch'.

A further breakdown of the graph showed Martial's goals to games ratio from his first four years at Old Trafford and compared it to former United stars Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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It revealed that Martial netted 48 times in 173 appearances for United, at a rate of 0.28 goals per match.

Summing up, it goes further to prove that Martial had better goals per game ratio compared to Giggs, who had 39 from 195, Beckham 40 from 194 and Ronaldo, 50 from 190 matches respectively.

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