Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no concerns about Anthony Martial’s recent form after another poor performance at the Manchester United draw at West Brom as he joined the French of the class to scoop again soon
- Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has fought for that form
- After 23 goals last year, the Frenchman has only scored four goals in the league so far
- Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer supported the 25-year-old to get back in shape
- Martial was subjected to racial abuse again after his team’s 1-1 draw against West Brom
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed the failed striker Anthony Martial, who was racially abused after a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, to rediscover his form and shoot boots.
The 25-year-old Martial scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, including 17 in the Premier League, but has only scored four goals in the league this season.
He scored two goals in a 9-0 win over Southampton, which ended the game by nine men, earlier this month, but these are his only goals in his last eight league games.
Anthony Martial was subjected to racial abuse again after his team’s 1-1 draw with West Brom
The Manchester United striker has struggled this season, scoring just four league goals
And when Solskjaer was asked if he was affected by the shape of the French, he gave a definitive answer.
He told the United website, ‘No. I know Anto is working hard to get back to where he was.
‘And he will score goals. His attitude is very good.
‘Form is sometimes temporary, but class is permanent. The child has class.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has supported the Frenchman to rediscover his best form
“If he works hard, we know that he’ll do well in the end.”
The 25-cap international is typically played on the left to pick up Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.
Following the West Brom draw, Martial’s Instagram account saw messages of racial hatred, including various icons such as hideous gorilla emojis and explosive devices.
Other Premier League footballers, including Chelsea duo Reece James and Antonio Rudiger and West Brom’s Romaine Sawyers, have been reporting racial abuse on social media in recent weeks.
Kick It Out representative Troy Townsend slammed Martial abuse on Sunday night
Kick It Out representative Troy Townsend took a screenshot of the abuse against Martial and tweeted, “Let me break my Sunday silence and just say we are leaving. It’s so predictable now that it mocked Instagram’s comments this week.
“I was wondering if this account will be banned for a month and am collecting their ‘Insta slap’ and ‘don’t do this again’ conversation.”
After taking on Newcastle between the two Europa League round of 16 games against Real Sociedad, they face Chelsea and rivals Manchester City in an important test.