Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted there’s no rift between Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani, and the Uruguayan’s arrival at Old Trafford is not a problem at all for the Frenchman.
Martial scored 23 times last season, to finish as United’s leading scorer, while playing as a nine. But this season so far, he’s only managed two in ten appearances.
The poor form has raised questions over the player’s mindset in the face of the apparent competition, but when asked to comment on it recently, Solskjaer insisted it’s not an issue.
Speaking ahead of the clash against West Ham, the Norwegian said, “Confidence-wise Edinson coming in is a boost for the whole team and Edinson speaks really good French as well.
“I’ve seen Anthony and Edinson getting on really well.
“As you said, the sending off [against Tottenham] stopped his season a little bit because he was just getting going, I felt. We are very happy with his contribution.”
Martial missed a glorious chance to put Man United ahead in midweek, during our Champions League clash against PSG. The Red Devils went on to lose the game, and Solskjaer wasn’t pleased about it, but he is confident the 25 year old will return to his best.
“On Wednesday night, everyone points to the one chance he misses but what about the chances he set up? His overall contribution to the team, his cleverness, even his defending is improving,” he added.
“As a striker, you’re measured by goals. As soon as you get one, if it’s off his backside or back of his head or heel it doesn’t matter. He’ll get going Anthony, I’m not worried about that.”