Former Manchester United star Dion Dublin slams Martial for his poor EFL Cup display

Anthony Martial of Manchester United
Anthony Martial of Manchester United

The French striker failed to impress in Uniteds’ 1-0 defeat against West Ham in the EFL Cup third round.

Manchester United have been knocked out of the EFL Cup after the 1-0 defeat to West Ham in the third round.

Anthony Martial’s struggles continued as he put on a lacklustre display in the attack once again.

Former Man Utd star Dion Dublin has criticised the French star for his forgetful performance, stating that Martial isn’t too good to be a No.9 for the Red Devils.

Dublin said (h/t Daily Mail): ” We need to see more from Anthony Martial, we have said it many times before but he is not helping his cause. 

“I want to see him sweating and putting the ball in the back of the net. He has not done enough since being at United, you see flashes and think it is the start then he doesn’t do anything. 

“His body language is horrible to watch, he doesn’t want to run around and work hard to be Manchester United’s No 9.

“There were too many parts in the game where Manchester United did not do enough, the final third was poor.”

Martial struggled with inconsistency and injuries last season; however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believed that the former Monaco man would make a big difference for the Red Devils.

As it turns out, the 25-year-old is goalless after 4 Premier League games this season, while Cristiano Ronaldo has hit the ground running in his second spell at Old Trafford.

Martial has also been linked with a January exit, with Catalan giants Barcelona showing interest in signing him.

United manager Solskjaer has defended Martial’s performance against West Ham, stating that the French man would continue to have chances as long as he keeps working hard.

The Norwegian manager said: “I don’t think it is right to go into individual performances.

“Anto was the same as the rest of the team. We played some nice football but lacked the cutting edge and he knows what we want from him.

“He keeps on working and he’ll get his chances.”