Solskjaer: Martial ‘has the talent’ to emulate Ronaldo

Date published: Monday 11th February 2019 8:17

Anthony Martial has the talent to reach Cristiano Ronaldo‘s level if he puts his mind to it, according to Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 23-year-old has impressed in fits and starts since moving from Monaco to Old Trafford in 2015, becoming the most expensive teenager in history in the process.

Martial had looked set to leave in the summer after falling out with Jose Mourinho, only to fight his way back into the Portuguese’s plans and last month sign a deal until at least 2024 under Solskjaer.

He and Paul Pogba – United’s Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah – were in fine form against Fulham.

The France international marked his first start since that contract with an assist and a superb second in Saturday’s he 3-0 win, where his fine solo goal led ex-United captain Gary Neville to compare it to a Ronaldo effort at Craven Cottage in 2007.

“Yes, it was towards the end of the game and we played a very poor game and Cristiano scored it,” Solskjaer said of his former team-mate’s goal.

“He does have similarities, of course.

“If he wants to be at Cristiano’s level, Anthony knows what he has to do. It’s up to him. He has the talent.”

 


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