Dwight Yorke tells Anthony Martial he must ‘buckle down if he is to have any future at Manchester United’ but claims French forward has been ‘unfairly treated’ by his Old Trafford managers so far
- Martial’s future at Old Trafford in doubt following several inconsistent seasons
- Solskjaer reportedly keen on trimming his squad to raise transfer funds
- Former United striker Yorke says Martial must find a quick way back into team
Martial is one of seven players whose futures are in doubt with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly keen on trimming his squad to raise transfer funds amid interest in West Ham‘s Declan Rice and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.
And United are understood to be planning talks with the players in question to discuss their futures before the winter transfer window opens in the new year.
Anthony Martial’s future at Old Trafford in doubt following several inconsistent seasons
The Frenchman marked his return to the startling line-up with his first goal of the season against Everton on Saturday but has struggled for form.
And Yorke said it was time for him to show his worth.
‘When you play for this club and you’re not doing the business and your form dips for whatever reason you’re going to be under scrutiny. He’s got to buckle down really if he has a future at this football club,’ he told Goal.
The Frenchman marked his return to the startling line-up with a against Everton on Saturday
‘He’s undoubtedly got immense talent and all the attributes we like to see in an attacking player and there’s no question he can be that vital player for us but at the moment he’s not in the squad and he’s got to find a way to get back into the team.’
Martial is still just 25 but his future at Old Trafford is highly uncertain following several inconsistent seasons.
Yorke added: ‘He’s been a bit of a mixed bag to be fair. He had that one season when he was outstanding and he looked a serious threat but I think he’s been unfairly treated in some way because I think that No. 9 role is a specialist role and you have to play that position week in, week out, to get familiarised with it.
‘When he first started off he started off on the left and then the right so he’s not really settled that much.
‘He needs to be playing week in week out to really see the best of him. You can’t give him 10 or 20 minutes and expect him to be the finished article, it just doesn’t happen.’
Dwight Yorke says Martial must find a quick way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team