Paul Scholes slams Martial despite scoring against Bakasehir

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Despite his goal for Manchester United on Wednesday night, club legend, Paul Scholes has criticised Anthony Martial for his attitude in the game.

Istanbul Bakasehir beat United with two first half goals, and Martial managed to pull one back with a decent header, but Scholes wasn’t impressed with the forward’s performance, as he suggested he didn’t work hard enough.

Speaking on BT Sport after the match, Scholes said, “I’m a big fan of Anthony Martial but the amount of times I looked up and he was walking, he has have to realise as a centre forward – every now and again you have to move if you’re going to score a goal.

“You can’t just be walking in front of two centre-backs doing nothing.

“When a midfielder player has got time on the ball – I look up he’s walking, Rashford is coming to the ball – it’s not his strength. Sometimes experienced players like a Matic have to tell them. They almost need coaching through a game.”

Martial hasn’t had the type of season he would have hoped for, after the stunning campaign he had in 2019/20, but the Frenchman has scored twice in his last two champions League appearances.

Hopefully, this would help him improve in the coming days.