Neville expresses doubts over Martial’s attitude

Date published: Monday 30th October 2017 9:45

Gary Neville believes there are problems with Anthony Martial’s attitude.

Martial scored the winner for United against Tottenham, but is still not being trusted to start games regularly. The forward has also dropped out of the reckoning with the French national team.

Neville believes that Martial has the tools to succeed, but is too often playing at 85%, rather than giving his all. That will always hamper his career progress.

“It’s been a stop-start Manchester United career for Martial,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“For someone of his talent, he should be tearing this league apart with his ability. He’s lost his place in the France squad – there’s obviously something wrong with him.

“Mourinho and the French manager has turned off of him a little bit. You always get the feeling he’s playing at 85 per cent. If he showed that extra 15 per cent, then he could do anything.

“He’s got everything you’d want: composure in front of goal, great skill, pace, strength, but what is that little bit missing?

“The best players in the world don’t have ‘but’s’ – the likes of Luiz Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi – there are no buts. Martial is well off that category but that’s where he’s got to be looking.

“He’s worth ¬£50million and with that talent, he’s got to step up. He scores in big games, he takes big moments on and obviously has the temprement to play in big games. But come on, let’s see it every single week.

“He could be a player that could score 20 goals in 20 games if he really wanted to and strived to be the best.”

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