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Paul Scholes Thinks Anthony Martial Is 'Not A Good Centre Forward' For Manchester United

Paul Scholes Thinks Anthony Martial Is 'Not A Good Centre Forward' For Manchester United

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed Anthony Martial and thinks he isn't 'a good centre forward' to lead the line.

Martial saw himself shifted onto the wing and prior to the game, Scholes had stern words for the Frenchman regarding his position.

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He told BT Sport per Metro: "Martial's strength... we've spoke about him being a centre forward, he's not a good centre forward.

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"I don't think he's got that movement for centre forward, he's not good with his back to goal.

"But when he gets the ball and he's facing someone, it's a different position. You see him going at someone."

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The 24-year-old was United's top scorer last term and managed to net 23 goals as they came third in the Premier League.

But he's found the back of the net just twice so far this campaign.

When asked if he's a player who relies on confidence, Scholes replied: "Definitely. He's a little bit moody and you see him.

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"But once he gets a goal there's every chance he'll go on to get three or four."

United raced to a 3-0 lead inside 35 minutes last night, with Bruno Fernandes' brace and a Marcus Rashford penalty.

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Turkish champions Basaksehir hit back in the second half from a Deniz Turuc free kick, but Dan James scored in added time to seal an emphatic victory.

The Red Devils need one point from their final two games against Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig to qualify for the knockout stages.

Solskjaer spoke following the game and he's adamant his players have what it takes to top Group H.

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"We need one point, but of course we want to be top of the group but we'll take it one game at a time," he said per the Express.

"I felt that in the first-half, you saw straight away, the intent, the boys wanted to play.

"They enjoyed it, it's a Champions League night at home at Old Trafford, you expect them to enjoy themselves.

"We created some great chances and very nice goals, very pleased.

"When you are 3-0 up and you take your foot off the pedal a little bit, you give them something to play for and they enjoyed the second-half more than the first.

"But a 4-1 win in the Champions League, you're always happy with."

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Topics: Paul Scholes, Football News, Anthony Martial, Football, Manchester United, Man U, Man utd, Istanbul Basaksehir, Champions League

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and he has previous experience with Manchester United. He has spoken to some of the biggest names in sport including Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch, WWE COO Triple H and WWE legend The Undertaker. May or may not do a decent impression of Jamie Carragher.