Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted on a tactical change he plans to use next season.
Against Spurs, he fielded Anthony Martial in the No.9 role leading the line. The Frenchman opened the scoring and he was excellent throughout his 45-minute stay. The 4-2-3-1 formation can only accommodate one striker, but the Norwegian is keen to explore other tactics one of which will be to play with two strikers – Rashford & Martial – in order to get the team on the front foot in games.
He had this to say about his intended tactical plans:
“He’s [Martial] done that really well before – his first season at the club. It depends on how we see the opposition. They might be able to play together as a pair. Both of them have done very well.”
Solskjaer has also urged Martial to aspire to reach world class level. He has also said he expects big things from his attacker.
Solskjaer said: “Anthony can be a world class forward. I think if you followed Anthony the way he has come back to pre-season, his attitude is spot on.
“I think he has always got the quality and talent so I expect him and Marcus [Rashford] to be even better than last season. Anthony had a top season when he came, I expect we will see a better Anthony next season.”