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13 Apr 2019 22:23:54
I'm going to get a few dislikes for this but here goes. Is Martial just not as good as we all want him to be? He has a purple patch and looks the real deal then has an absolute stinker. When he goes missing it's like playing with 10 men.
I get that our system isn't probably suited to his style with the laboured passing in the middle but when he's off form he's useless.
I would love to see a front 3 of Martial, Rashford plus an out and out goal scorer, someone like Icardi. But I think the most we can ask of Martial is around about the 10 goals a season mark.

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13 Apr 2019 23:05:33
He could be a good player if he ever got his head up. Constantly dribbling directly into traffic, not seeing an easy pass. Was screaming at him to square it to rashford for a tap in when he was through today, he was so lucky the tackle was mistimed and we ended up scoring. Must be so frustrating to play with.

13 Apr 2019 23:06:04
He obviously has areas to improve but there is a lot there to work with in martial. Good dribbler, excellent finisher, poor off ball movement however.

Two things that could help us improve attacking wise are:

1.) using the whole bloody football pitch, the percentage of attacks concentrated on our left hand side is so predictable. So easy for defenders to compensate and overload that side in the knowledge that if we switch it there is no one on the right hand side to do anything with it.

2.) building up play from the back. As much as counter ataltacking and knocking balls info the channel is exciting and effect when done well, it is easy to prepare for and we are eventually going to have to starting progressing play from our defence.

14 Apr 2019 01:22:21
My biggest frustration is his lack of poacher instinct when the ball comes in from the opposite wing. Sterling and Aguero score a crazy number of taps ins just by committing to the back post with pace and I feel Martial could benefit from adding this to his game. He has a lot to work with, feels like he needs a fire lighting under him to get him going!

14 Apr 2019 01:39:45
Dsg good post.
We won't win enough games without control of the play.
Our team due to injuries and required rotation is all over the place at the moment so we just have to grin and bear it. Some think ole is a yes man, i believe he has a vision of how he wants to play and who what type of players he needs to create that.
He can motivate the players. i'm hoping for a big clear out and for ole to get the best out of our best players but our best players need to be complimented with players that allow them to shine.
If we had much more possession maybe martial will shine.
If we play from the back through midfield maybe pogba would shine every week.
I think ole will try to sign young players maybe 1 or 2 snr high quality players if we move sanchez herrera and mata on that's a lot of experience.

14 Apr 2019 06:23:25
Martial needs to improve his decision making. He also needs to be bursting his gut to get into the box at every opportunity.

But yesterday, it was Rojo playing full back who cannot make overlapping runs. Because of this, Martial was getting outnumbered every time he got into the box.

14 Apr 2019 08:53:45
Harsh reality is Martial was up against an ageing zabaleta at the end of his career and was barely doing do anything.

A young pacy player should have been giving Zabaleta nightmares instead it was an easy game for him. he's too inconsistent and doesn't show the desire when he loses it for me.

On top of that you add headless chicken Jesse on the other side who runs and does nothing else I think the club need 2 wingers in the summer to increase competition as well as quality.

14 Apr 2019 09:36:23
I think Martial is just lazy to be honest. Quality at times but no consistency, maybe he will develop still but we need hard workers and consistency now.

14 Apr 2019 10:15:52
I see Martial as a young Nani. Has all the potential but inconsistent and lacks awareness. But on the bright side he is young and can add this to he's game by playing regularly.



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