Solskjaer backs Anthony Martial to regain scoring form
Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Anthony Martial to bounce back and rediscover his scoring touch, admitting that the Frenchman is giving the club everything both on the pitch and in training.
The 24-year-old has found the back of the net 12 times in all competitions this season. He has also suffered injuries that have hampered his progress this term. He has just 1 goal in his last six games for the Red Devils who have struggled for goals since Marcus Rashford was forced to the sidelines.
“He’s giving us everything. He’s been asked to play — he has started the last eight games — and running probably 20% more than he did when I came here,” Solskjaer told reporters.
“We’ll give him more support, give him rest when he deserves it … he’s been asked to play too much as well, especially now when Marcus is injured.
“I know he’s tired, but he’s never ever dodged a training session. He’s training, he’s available for every game, so I’m delighted with the boy.”
Man United signed 30-year-old Odion Ighalo on loan from China’s Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day and currently sit seventh in the Premier League with 35 points from 25 games. Their next Premier League game is against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on February 17.