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Jamie Carragher has urged Manchester United to sign a ‘world-class player’ this summer to replace Anthony Martial. The 24-year-old has endured a mixed time at Old Trafford after his £36million move from Monaco in 2015, scoring 68 goals but also experiencing spells out of the team.
The Red Devils’ recent form has raised hope of a title challenge from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side next season but Carragher doubts Martial can fire the team to the title and says they must invest in another ‘world-class’ forward. Speaking to The Telegraph, former Liverpool and England defender said:
“Bruno Fernandes’ impact on United’s front three is cause for excitement. Between them, Anthony Martial, Rashford and Greenwood have scored 56 this season, three more than Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
“That is not insignificant. On their day, the United trio can be devastating. But as a whole those statistics are no more relevant to the title race than Fowler and Stan Collymore (55) outscoring Andy Cole and Eric Cantona (32) in 1995-96. Who won the double that season?
“What matters in the Premier League is Liverpool have scored 16 more, conceded seven fewer, and collected 34 more points. Liverpool possess an attacking trio that is difficult to improve. Can we say the same of United?
“I think they need another world-class player at the top end of the pitch. Martial’s goal record has improved but I am yet to be convinced he is the man to fire them to a title challenge.”