United legend maintains Manchester United have a good number 9

Former Manchester United striker, Dwight Yorke, has insisted Anthony Martial is a good forward, despite calls for United to replace him with a more high profile name.

Martial helped United to secure third place in the Premier League last season, after scoring 17 goals, despite not being at out and out striker.

But some pundits and fans believe the Frenchman is better off playing from the left, and have called for United to sign a traditional striker, who can help with the title push for next season.

However, speaking to talkSPORT recently, Yorke heaped praise on Martial, while comparing him to Premier League greats like Wayne Rooney and Thierry Henry.

“A number nine is a very unique position, they are a rare breed,” he said

“It’s a specialist position and probably the hardest position to play, with your back to goal and having to hold off defenders and make runs; you can only get better in that position if you play week-in, week-out.

“Anthony Martial is like myself, Thierry Henry, maybe Wayne Rooney and even Cristiano Ronaldo – starting on the wing, developing and improving their skills and then get to that number nine position.

“I think Martial will get better, but he needs to play in that position a lot more.

“Ole was a frontman himself, so he should know how to improve these players. And look at how many goals Martial has scored this year – he can only get better!”

Yorke’s assessment comes after former England manager, Steve McClaren, called for Olé Gunnar Solskjaer to sign Harry Kane, and played down Martial’s ability to lead United’s forward line.