Martial told how he’s made Man Utd transfer decision for Solskjaer

Anthony Martial's form has made up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's mind over a summer transfer addition, according to former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister.

The French forward enjoyed his best season in front of goal for United in the 2019/20 campaign, notching 23 times in all competitions as United finished third in the league and reached the semi-finals of three cup competitions.

And Pallister says that form means that Solskjaer doesn't need to enter the market for a No.9 this summer.

“Yeah, he’s wanted to play there [centrally] ever since he came to the club," Pallister told Compare.bet.

“To be quite honest with you, up until this season, he hasn’t looked like a striker, he’s been more of a threat coming from the wing. He’s not looked happy on occasion.

“Again, I’d put it down to being allowed freedom. We’re a team that looks forward now, a team that’s not scared anymore. He [Martial] looks a different player now.

“Maybe before, I would have said we were desperate for an out and out centre-forward – we brought [Odion] Ighalo in to do a short-term job and he did really well before the lockdown.

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“If he [Martial] was still playing the way he did in previous seasons when he did play up front, I would have said we still need a centre-forward, but he’s come alive.

“He’s been sensational since the season has resumed. He’s scoring goals, he’s on the shoulder of defenders, making great runs, he’s got good ability on the ball to beat a man in the penalty box.

“If he continues that, all of a sudden we’re saying we’ve got a world-class centre-forward and that’s got to be a fantastic feeling for Ole."

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