Anthony Martial is yet to hit his best form, according to Manchester United boss, Ole Solskjaer.
The striker has struck the back of the net 4 times in 5 outings for United. He has appeared to naturally fit into the number 9 role with Marcus Rashford and Daniel James next to him.
“I don’t think he’s had a long run of games as a no.9,” Solskjaer said in Friday’s pre-match press conference. “I saw his interview the other day [for UTD Unscripted] – and you have to be obsessed with scoring goals as a no.9, and he is looking more and more like a player who wants to score goals, not just showing his tricks.
“For me, he’s matured a lot in his behaviour on the training ground as well. I believe we’re going to see the best of him in the next few years,” Ole added.
Solskjaer insists that Martial’s positive attitude in training has helped with his overall performance and also to lift the squad’s spirits.
“He looks happier,” said the boss. “He’s such an infectious boy: his smile and his sense of humour; you can see he’s happy here and that rubs off on everyone and it’s great to see.
“It’s miles better on the training ground and they’re encouraging each other. It’s nice to see as a manager and coach, when you see them coming out and wanting to do extra training.”
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