Keith Gillespie has told Football FanCast that Manchester United must buy a striker this summer, because Anthony Martial isn’t good enough to play through the middle for the club.
Martial has struggled at times this season, though he has been ruled out for the last five games with a knee injury.
Still, the France international has not managed to score a goal since February, when he netted twice in the 9-0 win over Southampton.
That means he has two goals in his last 10 games, while in total, he has scored four times in 22 league games in 2020/21.
Gillespie doesn’t think he’s anywhere near good enough to be the main striker at United.
And he has urged the club to make it a “priority” as the club look to strengthen the squad this summer.
Speaking exclusively to FFC, Gillespie has claimed that Martial has been given plenty of chances to become the out-and-out striker at Old Trafford, but simply hasn’t done enough to make it stick.
He said: “I think it is a priority, because nobody thinks Martial is the answer.
“Given his poor return this season in terms of goals, but also his performances anyway have been very poor at times.
“He’s been there a while, you want him to have that chance of being that number nine. And he hasn’t taken it.”
Martial did enjoy a decent season last term, scoring 23 goals in all competitions, but Gillespie thinks he has been in a real rut this season.
He added: “I think last season, he had a good season in terms of returns of goals that he scored, but this season just hasn’t happened for him.”