Alan Shearer believes Manchester United should wash their hands with Anthony Martial after questioning the forward’s ability to play for a top Premier League side.
The French forward came on as a second half substitute in United’s 1-0 defeat against West Ham on Sunday night.
Martial, 27, had a good chance to score towards the end but he was denied by West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who had a quiet night between the sticks.
We fully expect there to be questions over Martial’s future in the summer, but I think United will struggle to find a buyer after another injury-plagued season.
Former Premier League striker Alan Shearer has given his verdict and thinks United should try to sell Martial at the end of the season.
“Anthony Martial has had enough time at Manchester United,” Shearer said on Premier League Productions last night, as quoted by The Metro.
“You don’t need to make any big decision on him because I think the decision has already been made or it should already have been made.
“He’s been there long enough, he’s had enough chances. He’s not good enough to take Man United to where they want to be.
“If he was good enough he would be starting on a regular basis and he would be scoring goals. He’s had his time and it hasn’t worked for him, that’s my opinion.”
Arsenal legend Ian Wright was also in the studio and thinks it’s telling that Wout Weghorst is starting games ahead of the France international.
Wright added: “With all due respect to Martial, if you’ve got Wout Weghorst in front go you, you’ve got a problem.”
Martial’s biggest problem this season has been injuries, but he’s now playing like someone on edge – in fear that he’s moments away from another spell on the sidelines.
It’s such a shame because United fans had high hopes for Martial after he joined as a youngster from AS Monaco in 2015.
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