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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sets new challenge for Anthony Martial at Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has required more from Anthony Martial, although the forward has scored three goals in his past three Manchester United appearances.

Red Devils’ boss previously admitted he is probably Martial’s “harshest critic” and he’s proving true to his word, by laying down another challenge for the 24-year-old.

Martial has reverted to a more central position in United’s frontline this season, while also regaining the No.9 shirt at the squad.

And as Marcus Rashford is currently sidelined with a double stress fracture in his back, the burden is on Martial to provide United’s goals.

Solskjaer wants to see the 24-year-old continue his goal-scoring streak and told MUTV how Martial can keep improving.

“If you’re a wide forward, you’re facing forwards more and running at people,” Solskjaer said.

“Now he’s in a different position, where it is more physical and you’ve got to be stronger with your back to goal and be more patient.

“It’s your job to be in the box when the ball arrives. I’m still at him. I demand more of him.

“Sometimes, the ball is squared across the six-yard line and it’s where he should be. I just nudge him and say: ‘It should have been a goal for you’. Scoring 25 instead of 15 is a big difference for a No.9.”

Source- Manchester Evening News

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