Louis Saha has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to sell Anthony Martial because he believes the struggling Manchester United forward is a top player.
The world was expected of Martial after he burst on the scene in 2015, but the AS Monaco youngster has blown hot and cold at Old Trafford.
His best season to date saw him score 23 goals in all competitions – but this campaign has been an almighty struggle for Martial, who has scored just four goals in the Premier League.
There are definitely fans out there who think it’s time to sell Martial and Saha wants the club to keep the faith and resist the temptation to cash in on the Frenchman.
“I really don’t think he’s a player Man United should let go because he can be that player who completes the striking force as he’s unique in the way he plays,” Saha told talkSPORT.
“When you’re not scoring you need to be obsessed with scoring goals and I think sometimes he doesn’t show that.
“I think he’s a top player, that’s for sure. I think when you’re a No. 9 and you’re not scoring, it’s difficult as people are only asking you to score goals. That’s it.
“When you’re not doing it you’re going to be criticised. You need to be strong and really believe. You also need to be selfish and adopt a style of play that you really fancy.
“This is why he’s getting the criticism. It’s not about his talent or desire because he has that I’m sure. ‘It his expression sometimes. Having that obsession with scoring goals makes it easier because people say he’s been unlucky but you can see when he’s in his comfort zone people get on his back.”
It’s down to Martial to show that he warrants a place in United’s starting eleven again. Solskjaer has young prospect Mason Greenwood edging for more game time and Daniel James has been terrific since returning to the team.
Martial should be scoring more goals. Nobody can argue that and now would be a good time to start firing them in.