Martial can be a ‘killer player’ – Louis Saha

Louis Saha believes that Anthony Martial can be even better than he currently is. 

Martial, 24, has been in fine form for the Red Devils this season. He has scored  22 goals in all competitions for United and has been excellent since the restart.

However, Ex-Manchester United striker and Martial’s Countryman, Louis Saha, believes this isn’t Martial at his best.

Speaking to Manchester United, Saha explained that with the improved service coming from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, Martial’s in-game alertness has to go up.

“It’s fair to say Anthony is in the form of his life, for me. He’s definitely a player that excites me as a fan and an ex-player,” Saha told MUFC.

He went on to say “Imagine how much you have to be on your toes as a striker because, if the ball comes from Fernandes, one-touch, the ball could come to you. It’s the same with Pogba, so you have to find a way to get really busy and appreciate the fact that you need to create space all the time.”

Anthony Martial, Manchester United
Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring a hat trick in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sheffield United. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GOAL.

“He is really getting there” Saha added. “We can always look for improvement and it’s more about switching on sometimes. If it’s something he can address, it will make him more of a killer player.”

Saha spoke admirably of Martial and having been a Manchester United no. 9 himself, understand’s the responsibility that comes with it.

The Frenchman said “I have been in that position where Anthony is, in that no.9 shirt, and I understand the pressure behind it. But I like his reaction; his desire to hurt defenders in many ways. He has the quality as well to score 25+ goals and, when you see the goals he’s scoring, not everybody can do that.”

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