What does Solskjaer want more of from Martial?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on Manchester United striker Anthony Martial and revealed how the gifted Frenchman is responding positively to his demands.
Martial now hopes to kick on and build his tally for the campaign, following a frustrating start to 2020/21 that involved a red card against Tottenham Hotspur and subsequent three-match ban.
During a press conference to preview United’s next match, against Leicester City in the Premier League on Boxing Day, Solskjaer explained the 25-year-old is building his confidence and fitness.
Leicester v United: Solskjaer's press conference
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“Anthony has made some important contributions lately, assists and he has scored goals, he is getting fitter,” the manager told journalists in his media briefing, which is available to watch in full.
“I think he showed against Leeds, and he knows that I am onto him about this, that his running stats have set a new standard for him, which I want to see more from.
“But Anthony is going to be better and better. When we get Mason, Marcus and Anthony firing on all cylinders as well, I think we will be a bigger threat for teams.”
Victory over the Foxes would move the Reds up to second in the Premier League and, with a game in hand on leaders Liverpool, that would be a very positive position.
Kick-off against Leicester is scheduled for 12:30 GMT and line-ups will be announced an hour earlier.