Anthony Martial should QUIT Man Utd 'for good of him and the club' after Mason Greenwood emergence, says John Barnes
JOHN BARNES has claimed that Anthony Martial should QUIT Manchester United.
The Liverpool legend admitted the Frenchman leaving Old Trafford could be the best move for all following the emergence of Mason Greenwood.
Martial was left on the bench for Sunday's 0-0 draw at Chelsea, with England youngster Greenwood preferred up front.
Ahead of the match, Graeme Souness, Roy Keane and Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink all questioned the 24-year-old's passion for football.
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And England icon Barnes has become the latest former star to suggest Martial's days in a United shirt could be numbered.
He told BonusCodeBets: “Anthony Martial has never been a centre forward, despite Manchester United playing him there.
“If he can’t get a place in the starting team in his preferred wide position, following the emergence of Mason Greenwood, then maybe it is time for him to leave Manchester United.
“Lots of clubs nowadays have benches full of superstar players, who are happy to be there, but I don’t know if Martial is one of those players, or what Manchester United’s intentions are with him, but I would suggest a change could be good for both him and the club if they aren’t getting what they want from him playing there.”
United are the top-scoring team in the Premier League this season with 53 goals from their 26 games.
But Martial has managed just FOUR of them despite predominantly featuring down the middle during his 21 appearances this term.
And last week, Alan Shearer – the top scorer in Premier League history with 260 goals – claimed the striker lacks the desire to a goal-machine.
Now into his sixth season at United following his move from Monaco, Martial has only hit double figures in the Prem on three occasions.
The France international has only scored two goals since New Year's Day – both of which came in the 9-0 mauling of Southampton.
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