Manchester United Manager Expresses His Faith In Under Fire Striker

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has leaped into the defense of misfiring striker Anthony Martial. The Frenchman has one goal in his last six matches for the Red Devils but the manager has lauded his team ethic.

Manchester United is struggling for goals especially with Marcus Rashford out but the manager believes Martial is the man to get them.

“He’s giving us everything. I think he’s started the last eight games in this month, and he’s running probably 20 percent more than what he did when I came here.

“That shift goes with all the other players as well, by the way. So it’s not just mental robustness and tactical, it’s that physical side we’ve had to work with because they are making strides. But the difference in that, compared to when I came in, the squad wasn’t right.

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“We’ll give him more support, give him rest when he deserves it. If he does have that rest, if he plays a little bit less – because he’s been asked to play too much as well, especially now when Marcus is injured-as a striker, if you don’t just get there that split second, that’s a big, massive difference.

“I’ve praised him, I’ve sat down with him and I’m delighted with him. I know that he’s tired, but he’s never ever dodged a training session. He’s training, he’s available for every game, so I’m delighted with the boy,” Solskjaer said.

Next up for Manchester United is a clash with Chelsea in the league after the winter break on Monday February 17.

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