Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is adamant that Anthony Martial should not be the club’s main centre-forward.
The Frenchman signed for the Red Devils last summer in a deal that may eventually cost the North West giants £58m, and has been, albeit a little inconsistent, a success.
Having moved at the age of 19, the £38m paid up front make Martial the most expensive teenager in the history of the beautiful game.
Now 20, he’s made 36 appearances in all competitions, and with Wayne Rooney out injured he’s become United’s only fit centre-forward, which has seen Louis van Gaal lean on him of late.
And Scholes, speaking to the Daily Mail, is upset that there’s so much demand being placed on the youngster, whom his thinks should be “second or third choice” at this stage:
“Martial is a young player who will become a top centre forward,
“But, as a 20-year-old, he is a second or third choice.”
Martial burst on to the scene against Liverpool with a terrific solo goal earlier this season, which drew comparisons with Premier League legend, Thierry Henry.