Former United player slams striker Anthony Martial for these reasons

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has slammed striker Anthony Martial for his poor work-rate, his lack of positional sense and for his football intelligence.

Martial has struggled for form in the absence of Marcus Rashford and despite getting a goal against Chelsea, he didn’t look at his best.

“With Anthony Martial, it’s interesting, I don’t know if he’s a wide player, I don’t know if he’s a centre forward,” said Scholes after the win at Stamford Bridge.

“Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] clearly thinks there’s a centre forward in there and he’s telling him to get in the box as often as he can.

“Tonight he laboured at times to get in the box, he didn’t really bust a gut. You shouldn’t need to [tell a striker to get into the penalty box], but if you’re Anthony Martial he looks like he needs telling.

“He looks like he doesn’t take that much information in. Some players are like that, sometimes you tell them once and they’ll do it all the time. He looks like you need to tell him every two minutes, what you want him to do.”