Gary Neville slams Anthony Martial for not being good enough

by Tanveer Arayan


Gary Neville has questioned Antony Martial’s desire following his performances since moving to Manchester United in the summer of 2015.

The Frenchman completed his £55 million deal under Louis van Gaal in a deal which could rise even higher if he’s able to meet certain personal achievements.

He arrived in England with a bang, scoring four goals in his first four games and finished his debut campaign with a total of 17 goals in 58 appearances for club and country.

But following personal troubles off the pitch, he has suffered a dip in form and Neville believes he should be under more pressure to start performing.

“There’s someone going under the radar,” he said. “They signed a player 18 months ago for £55million and to be honest in the last six, seven, eight months he’s not delivered.

“[Jose] Mourinho said he’s trained well these past few weeks but he now needs to start performing on the pitch because at £55million, you think about the scrutiny players come under at this club, Martial has gone under the radar and needs to start delivering.

“Some of the performances have been nowhere near good enough. His work rate’s not good enough as far as I can see.”

It was great to finally see Martial back in action against Arsenal, he was substituted off moments into the second-half for Wayne Rooney, but the vital minutes will help him find his feet.

He has suffered a rough patch in form in recent times and hopes are he can build on his showings under the Portuguese boss.

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