Man who won two Premier League titles with the Red Devils would like to see the Uruguay striker give Old Trafford regular starts
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to drop Anthony Martial for Edinson Cavani according to exManchester United star Paul Parker, who says you never know which version of the French striker “will appear” in matches.
The 2019-2020 campaign was Martial’s best at Old Trafford, as he managed to break through the 20-goal mark for the first time since joining United from Monaco in 2015.
The 25-year-old has not been able to wear this form in his last campaign, and his position in Solskjaer’s starting XI has been called into question.
Martial has managed just four goals in 16 appearances in all competitions so far this quarter, the same as the summer signature Cavani who played three games less and was mainly used as a substitute.
Parker thinks the ex-Paris Saint Germain The sniper deserves to play ahead of the current No.9 for the Red Devils as he believes the 33-year-old is the best natural center-forward the club have had since Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“I am skeptical of some of the players he [Solskjaer] leaves on the sideline, ”said former United full-back talkSPORT. “It worries me to leave good players on the sideline that you need to come in, play consistently and get the best of themselves.
“Edinson Cavani is one of them. The only thing United has been missing for several years now is a consistent center-forward, someone who knows how to play in that position with their runs, hold the ball, play two and move behind.
“United didn’t have that; the only one they have had of any note since Sir Alex retired was Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“All Ole is trying to do at the moment is get some consistency in their game, and if players like Cavani – with the levels they’ve played – are playing, then maybe they will.
Parker also believes Martial is an unreliable candidate for a role in the right wing of Solskjaer’s roster, and he’s not sure Mason Greenwood is up to the task either after the recent drop in scores from the Solskjaer. ‘teenager.
“Marcus Rashford will still be in the squad on the left side but the right side is there for the auction right now,” he added.
“People will say young Mason Greenwood, but I always wonder if there will be enough of him?” Everyone will say he’s young, but you’re only young for a few years at Man United before you need to start showing consistency, and he hasn’t done that yet.
“You could play Martial over there, and he could play anywhere on that line before, but you never know what Martial is going to bring you?”
“You don’t get any show or form and it doesn’t put together a consistent performance series.”