Man Utd boss Solskjaer says Martial ‘knows what we want’

Date published: Friday 26th February 2021 2:13 - Joe Williams

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Anthony Martial “knows” what Man Utd “want” from him amid a difficult run of form, according to his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Martial drew another blank on Thursday night as the Red Devils were held to a 0-0 draw against Real Sociedad but advanced to the last-16 of the Europa League thanks to a 4-0 first leg victory.

The Frenchman has only scored two goals in his last 14 matches in all competitions with both of those coming in United’s 9-0 demolition of Southampton earlier this month.

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“Anthony knows what we want and is working really hard to do well for the team. That’s what’s pleasing me every day in training,” Solskjaer said.

“He’s not going to sit down and wait for things to happen. He knows he will have to make it happen himself. Everyone goes through a difficult patch. Anthony is working hard and that’s the main thing.”

Solskjaer hopes Edinson Cavani, Donny Van De Beek and Scott McTominay can return from injury this weekend, but Paul Pogba, Hannibal Mejbri and Phil Jones are out.

Daniel James will be assessed after limping out of Thursday’s match, which Juan Mata missed with an unspecified issue that is set to keep him out of the first half of March.

Solskjaer said: “Juan unfortunately will be out for a couple of weeks so he missed tonight, yeah.”


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