The Verdict: Are Man United right to listen to offers for Anthony Martial?

According to The Sun, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is growing increasingly frustrated at Anthony Martial’s poor attitude and lack of effort at Manchester United, and is ready to listen to offers for the forward.

The Frenchman has hit 12 goals and recorded three assists across all competitions this season, but is without a goal in his last 10 games for the Red Devils – he was also seen barely moving in the warm-up before the 1-1 draw against Chelsea, before missing out on the squad altogether for the trip to Huddersfield Town.

Solskjaer reportedly tore into the 23-year-old after that fixture, and The Sun say that the 20-time Premier League champions will listen to offers for Martial in the summer.

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However, seeing as he is one of their brightest players on his day, are United right to put the former Monaco man in the shop window? Football FanCast’s writers have their say…

Matt Dawson 

“I think this may finally be the time for Manchester United to cut their losses. Anthony Martial clearly has an abundance of talent but it seems as though he’s destined to fail at Old Trafford. We’ve only ever seen glimpses of what he’s truly capable of, and just as we started to see consistency, he dropped off again. There is a huge attitude problem at United in general and if Martial is a part of that then he simply has to be moved on.”

Luke Glanville

“Manchester United should, without doubt, persist with developing Anthony Martial into the more consistent attacker he surely has the power to become. If rumours are true, the Frenchman isn’t the only one with attitude problems at Old Trafford and removing the bad egg (Pogba) in the summer could solve the issue entirely. Martial has shown for the Red Devils that on his day he’s just too good to let go for these reasons. And it would be brainless from Woodward to even consider listening to offers for the 23-year-old in the summer.”

Harry Sherlock

“This is a thorny one. Martial is clearly immensely talented but he doesn’t seem to have the application needed to make the most of his talents. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is something of an unknown quantity when it comes to bringing the best out of players. The likes of Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City have all done it in spades, but we honestly don’t know if the Norwegian has the ability to improve Martial.

“It may be that a transfer is what he needs but United would surely demand a king’s ransom so the likes of Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea are immediately ruled out. That leaves such clubs as PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and, let’s be honest, they probably won’t want him. He may well be stuck where he is.”