Solskjaer: How Martial can score more goals
During a lengthy discussion about Martial, Ole highlighted exactly how the Frenchman can score more goals each season...
Martial can score 20 goals a season “He has the capability, but I'd like him to make a few more runs in behind, because he doesn't miss chances. When he gets chances he's a fantastic finisher, so he needs to get more chances. That's one of the things I keep telling him, that you've got to read and sniff wherever there's going to be a chance. Maybe some scruffy goals as well at times, because we've got players like him, Marcus, they just score - well, don't just score - but they score loads of 'worldie' goals. But five or six extra goals that I used to do just by tap-ins, by just making them runs, could go a long way to doing that.” Can Martial replicate Ronaldo’s rise? “Well, of course, that's up to any player really if you make a decision on how to develop your own career. Cristiano was the best at it. The way he's changed since he came to now. Of course he understands his strengths, his weaknesses, and that's part of any player. That you've got to model yourself on someone, but you've got to put new challenges ahead of you, because you cannot just rely on what you do now and one of them things for both Marcus and Anthony is score more simple tap-ins or simple goals.” Rashford and Martial is a top partnership “It’s healthy competition, but also they can create a relationship and they'll play many, many years together, hopefully, so if they get an understanding of each other, because both are very good at coming in off the left, then the relationship of if one of them plays central then the other one has to opposite movements, because they go out-to-in sometimes, but when they play central they go in-to-out them runs, so I think in the coming years we'll see loads of combinations between those two.” Tony’s preference is no.9 "Anthony's preferred position, if you ask him, would probably be a number nine, so most of them will want to play through the middle. But that's where you put them out from the start, it's a more the defensive position, because when we get the ball we want them to rotate, change positions, interchange and you've got to end up in the box to score."