Paul Scholes labels Anthony Martial ‘moody’ and says Man Utd striker is ‘not a good centre-forward’ in latest attack

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MANCHESTER UNITED legend Paul Scholes has blasted Anthony Martial again, describing the Frenchman as ‘moody’ and ill-suited to being a central striker.

Martial started in United’s 4-1 Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday night.

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Anthony Martial has been labelled ‘moody’ by Paul Scholes[/caption]

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Scholes believes Martial is not suited to being a central striker[/caption]

But the 24-year-old drew yet another blank, leaving him rooted to just two goals this term.

However, Martial started on the left of a front three as Edinson Cavani lined up through the middle.

And he showed some glimpses of magic in helping United work the ball into the box.

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Red Devils icon Scholes believes Martial is far better suited to being in a position where he can run at an opponent.

But having already called Martial’s performances into question this season, while also urging Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to use someone else up front, Scholes says the ex-Monaco man is currently ‘moody’ due to his lack of goals this season.

Scholes told BT Sport: “Martial’s strength, we’ve spoken about him being a centre-forward, but he’s not a good centre-forward.

“I don’t think he’s got that movement for centre-forward, he’s not good with his back to goal.

“But when he gets the ball and he’s facing someone, it’s a different position.


“You see him going at someone.

“Definitely (he relies on confidence). He’s a little moody and you see him.

“But once he gets a goal there’s every chance he’ll go on to get three or four.”



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