Solskjer sends message to Anthony Martial ahead of Tuesday’s Champions game

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Anthony Martial to rediscover goal-scoring form after his struggles in front of goal this season.

The Norwegian has blamed the lack of a proper pre-season as the reason for the Frenchman’s difficult start to the campaign.

“He did well last season, he took big strides. Then again, he has not had a pre-season as normal,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said when asked about Anthony Martial’s drop in form from last season.

“He lost three games with suspension, so he has lost too much football. Scored against Basaksehir last time. I think Anthony will take even bigger strides and develop more.

“He scored 23, 24 last season, a big return. There are demands in any position, so we want Anthony to kick on. For me it is him getting the chances, he has always been good, maybe the keepers have made some good saves against him.”

Martial is yet to score in the Premier League so far this season, but has a very good record in the Champions League.

He has scored 2 goals and provided an assist in his last two games in Europe, and will look to get back to scoring ways in our return leg against Istanbul Basaksehir.