Dutch coach Erik ten Hag has insisted Anthony Martial is vital to Manchester United‘s hopes of finishing in the top four. But must find a way to keep the players injury-free for the remainder of the season.
Although Martial has regained his playing career at Old Trafford under Ten Hag after being loaned to Sevilla. The Frenchman Has only played 6 times this season. Due to injuries to both the hamstrings and back problems throughout the past period.
Martial made just his second start in Thursday night’s Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa and netted in United’s 4-2 win. But he hasn’t play the full 90 minutes now UFABET
Ten Hag was forced to use Cristiano Ronaldo more than he expected. With top scorer Marcus Rashford only occasionally playing a key role.
Ten Hag believes Martial is a good choice to lead United’s attacking line-up. But the club will need to work with the 26-year-old to keep him fit for the remainder of the season.
Ten Hag said.
“Of course, we analyzed that. And he’s analyzing that as well. What can we do to change that?”
“We have to do something. So when you get injured and get hurt a lot, there’s a reason.
“Sometimes it’s bad luck too. He is in a very good way and in the last 10 minutes against Atletico Madrid [the Oslo friendly] he was injured.
“I am very happy that he is back now. and we can handle him and keep him fit Because he is an important part of the team. He played very well in many ways. side of football I’m happy with that. Except for his availability.”
“But we have others and we have Marcus Rashford in the No 9 role, we have Cristiano Ronaldo as well so we have a lot of options out there.
“My way of playing is pretty clear. I like players like Anthony Martial because he can hold the ball. he can keep the ball He can link the game. He can run through the defense. he has speed He can finish. And he has a good pressing game.
Ten Hag also believes Martial’s fitness is crucial in the team’s hopes for a Champions League spot this season.
“Of course, up front, the availability of the players is a problem for us. We had a lot of games, like the game against Newcastle, Marcus Rashford was ill.
“We have to play some games on the fly to create the right attacking line. if you can’t It’s difficult to be in the top four.
“The front line is something to worry about. I think we have improved, we have pressing, playing from the back and attacking, but we have to improve in our third area.