Former Manchester United star Keith Gillespie has told Football FanCast that the club should sell Anthony Martial as he “doesn’t really offer the team anything”.
The France international has somewhat struggled in front of goal this season.
Across 22 Premier League games this season, Martial has scored just four goals and has not been on the scoresheet in the league since the 9-0 win over Southampton in February.
His dip in form has coincided with United dropping points against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men now 14 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Martial had an excellent season in 2019/20, when he scored 17 times in 32 games in the league.
But Gillespie is tired of watching the striker struggle this season and has urged the club to cash in, because he simply doesn’t have the requisite desire to be a United player.
The former Northern Ireland international spent two years in United’s first-team, having broken through at the same time as the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, and Gary Neville.
Asked who he would sell while speaking exclusively to FFC, he said: “Martial, without a shadow of a doubt, I would let him go.
“His whole body language just, there’s nothing there, his workrate, there’s nothing. He wants to play centre-forward but you’re judged on goals. He’s got three or four goals in the league, it’s just not good enough.
“You’d like to see, at times, just a reaction from him. You never see it where he loses the ball and it’s a sprint back. You see Bruno Fernandes lose the ball, he can’t get it back quick enough, or chase back quick enough.
“That sort of thing for a striker, Martial, he needs to do that, but I would certainly get rid of him because, for me, he doesn’t offer United anything.”
Martial is valued at £45m by Transfermarkt and he has a contract until 2024.