Former Liverpool man Steve Nicol has criticised Anthony Martial and claimed Marcus Rashford is a greater centre-forward.
The Frenchman got here underneath hearth from Paul Scholes in current days, with the previous United midfielder claiming Martial ‘conned’ supporters into considering the membership didn’t have to signal a striker through the switch window.
“These forwards are exceptionally proficient lads. Everyone knows that,” Scholes instructed Stadium Astro.
“The issue with United’s forwards is that none of them is an precise centre-forward.
“Martial nearly conned us into considering he was one on the finish of final season as a result of he scored so many targets and was fairly good.
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“He’s began this season fairly poorly once more, which makes you suppose he isn’t. It’s deceptive.
“That’s why I’ve saved saying we want a top-class No. 9.”
Martial is but to attain for the reason that starting of the 2020/21 season and his sluggish begin has drawn criticism from former Liverpool star Nicol too, who agrees with Scholes that he is not a ‘world-class centre-forward’.
“The very fact is, you possibly can’t depend on him,” Nicol instructed ESPN FC.
“If you play for Manchester United, you want individuals you possibly can depend on.
“After I see him, I don’t suppose he’s a centre-forward. However let me put it one other means, he’s not a world-class centre-forward.
“He’s a centre-forward who can rating targets, however not when it counts.
“He’s a bit like Lukaku as a result of he scored a great deal of targets earlier than him and so they removed him. I truly suppose Rashford is a greater centre-forward.
“I feel they need to give him a while at centre-forward, however I feel they don’t as a result of he can do a bit defensively, he’ll observe again.
“It’s a part of the way in which United are taking part in now, they’re taking part in Martial at centre-forward possibly as a result of Rashford can get again and do some defending.
“I feel Rashford is a much better centre-forward.”