‘Don’t sell him’ — former United striker advises club not to sell struggling striker

Anthony Martial has flattered to deceive for Manchester United, since completing a highly rated transfer from Monaco as a buzzing teenager back in 2015.

The Frenchman has blown hot and cold with each season, and is currently in a poor state of form at the moment.

However, former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has urged the club not to sell Martial, as he insists that the 25-year-old has the attributes of complementing the attack, even when he’s not scoring goals.

“I really don’t think he’s a player Man United should let go because he can be that player who completes the striking force as he’s unique in the way he plays,” Saha told talkSPORT.

“When you’re not scoring you need to be obsessed with scoring goals and I think sometimes he doesn’t show that.

“I think he’s a top player, that’s for sure. I think when you’re a No. 9 and you’re not scoring, it’s difficult as people are only asking you to score goals. That’s it.

“When you’re not doing it you’re going to be criticised. You need to be strong and really believe. You also need to be selfish and adopt a style of play that you really fancy.

“This is why he’s getting the criticism. It’s not about his talent or desire because he has that I’m sure.

“It’s his expression sometimes. Having that obsession with scoring goals makes it easier because people say he’s been unlucky but you can see when he’s in his comfort zone people get on his back.”