McClaren explains why Martial isn’t a striker

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Former United assistant coach Steve McClaren is of the opinion that Frenchman Anthony Martial is not a striker.

The former England Boss has said the player will be better off on the left of a front-three.

“Martial is not a No.9, he is not a striker,” the 58-year-old told Sky Sports. “All his goals, all his best moments are on that left-hand side.

“Whether that’s outside left or whether that’s inside left, that’s where he plays. He cannot play down the middle on his own.”

Martial has scored just 12 goals in 28 games across all competitions this season.

The player has been the subject of fierce criticisms for his performances due to inconsistency in his game.