Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has been impressed by the work rate shown by Anthony Martial in pre-season.
Martial has been predominantly been used as a winger during his time at Old Trafford – apart from his first season under Louis van Gaal, when he finished as the club’s top scorer with 11 Premier League goals, having been deployed as a central striker.
Solskjaer has returned the Frenchman into the No 9 role during United’s pre-season games, and says he has seen a marked improvement in his work rate and attitude.
Anthony can be a world class forward, he said.
If you have followed him for the past few seasons, the way he has come back to pre-season training now, his attitude has been absolutely spot on.
There are a couple of instances where you can see a ‘new’ Anthony in the way that he works for the team. He has always got the quality and talent, he’ll score goals, and his work rate is now improving.
I expect him and Marcus (Rashford), the two of them, to be even better than last season.
Of course Anthony had a top season when he first came, he was top scorer. He’s had a couple of seasons where he hasn’t scored that amount of goals or had that quality, but I am sure we will see a better Anthony this season.