Five reasons why Anthony Martial is wasting his career at Man United

Manchester United star Anthony Martial has emerged as a key player for his club since his arrival from Monaco last summer.

The 20-year-old even netted on his debut when he scored against rivals Liverpool after coming on for Juan Mata in the 65th minute.

He has since continued to impress, managing to score four goals in his first four appearances for United.

However, despite his abilities and importance to the club, Martial may not get the glory he deserves if he eventually decides to commit his long-term future to staying at Old Trafford.

With the Red Devils still fighting for a fourth place finish after 37 games, the forward could still miss out on challenging for Europe’s top crown, the Champions League.

Even after featuring regularly for his side so far this term and scoring 17 goals, he could be forced to move elsewhere in order to fulfil his potential.

So, here are FIVE reasons why Anthony Martial is wasting his career at Manchester United…

Manchester United are no longer the powerhouse they once were


Manchester United were once a huge presence in the Premier League as well as Europe, but following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, they have struggled to reach their previous level.

Anthony Martial is directly affected by this factor given that he may not be able to win the Champions League or even the Premier League until the club can get back their fear factor.

He is being played out of position


Anthony Martial was brought it as the answer to Manchester United’s striking shortage, but is continuously being used on the wings to accommodate Wayne Rooney as well as academy starlet Marcus Rashford.

Unless Louis van Gaal is able to deploy him as a central forward, he may never manage to reach his full potential if his situation doesn’t change.

Manchester United are in transition


As mentioned earlier, Manchester United are no longer the European powerhouse they once were, meaning that they are now in transition in their attempts to get back to the top.

Anthony Martial could be seen as a key figure in the squad now, but if things don’t go his way, he could easily be replaced as the owners continue to alter their tactics in hope of achieving their objectives.

Current / potential managers tend to play more defensive


Anthony Martial is a full out attacker, capable of taking on players as well as finishing the one-on-ones, but may struggle to get chances given the manager’s tactics.

Current boss Louis van Gaal is known for his safe style of football, while heavily linked replacement, Jose Mourinho, will also encourage the squad to defend, hence his ‘park the bus’ style of play.

There is too much weight on his shoulders


Despite being only 20-years-old, Manchester United are putting so much pressure on the forward to perform on a weekly basis.

Unless the club can reinforce and improve all aspects of the squad, Martial may eventually feel jaded with his situation of trying to carry the entire team on his shoulders.