Solskjaer: Anthony Martial Needs To Score More Tap-Ins

Solskjaer: Anthony Martial Needs To Score More Tap-Ins

Another positive for United was Anthony Martial signing a contract extension until June 2024, with the option to extend for a further year, on transfer deadline day.

Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Gary Neville have reacted to the news that Anthony Martial has committed his long-term future to the club.

But the Frenchman has been an integral part of the side since Solskjaer replaced the sacked Mourinho in December.

Martial has scored eight goals in 18 league matches this season.

"He knows that I'd like him to do a couple more runs in behind, but I've not seen many players with the quick feet and the skills in the last third as he has so we're going to build his career and hopefully he'll grab the chance with both hands".

"Cristiano was the best, the way he's changed to now, that's the player you've got to model yourself on and you've got to have more challenges ahead of you". We have players like him and Marcus Rashford, they score worldie goals.

"Very good", Solskjaer said of Martial's potential.

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United surrendered their 100% start to life under the interim management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday, although two late goals rescued an unlikely point which kept alive hopes of a top four finish.

He struggled to prosper under the rigid philosophies of Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, but the attacking mindset of Solskjaer, a former striker who enjoyed such success during his time as a player with the Red Devils, could see him blossom in the coming months (and potentially years if the current interim boss gets the gig full-time).

Speaking to the club's website about the deal, Solskjaer was effusive in his praise for the forward. I made my career here, it was easy to sell the club to Anthony but he knows what we're capable of.

"This contract is a reward for him and he now has a manager who believes in him and is playing him in different positions and making him do different things".

Solskjaer has now tasked him with adding to his goal tally and get goals no matter how they come. "Anthony will do some rehab work but I would imagine he will be involved".

Martial seems to be eradicating any bad habits from his game and now with 104 Premier League games to his name, he boasts some pretty impressive statistics. He's had ups and downs here, he's been top scorer, he's been developing.