Manchester United legend Gary Neville has stated that there is something wrong with Anthony Martial despite the attacker scoring the winner against Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United grabbed a crucial 1-0 victory over title rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday and the hero from the encounter for the Red Devils was Anthony Martial.
Martial came off of the bench to score a winner late on into the game and his goal could prove to be huge in the race for the Premier League title.
While many have showered Martial with a lot of praise following his crucial contribution against Tottenham, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has made a worrying admission about the French international.
Following the Tottenham game, Neville stated that Martial has the required ability to become one of the best players in the world but added that the 21-year-old needs to improve his mentality in order to prevent his wonderful talent from going to waste.
Neville said, “It’s been a stop-start Manchester United career for Martial. For someone of his talent, he should be tearing this league apart with his ability. He’s lost his place in the France squad – there’s obviously something wrong with him.
“Mourinho and the French manager has turned off of him a little bit. You always get the feeling he’s playing at 85 per cent. If he showed that extra 15 per cent, then he could do anything. He’s got everything you’d want: composure in front of goal, great skill, pace, strength, but what is that little bit missing?
“The best players in the world don’t have ‘but’s’ – the likes of Luiz Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi – there are no buts. Martial is well off that category but that’s where he’s got to be looking. He’s worth £50million and with that talent, he’s got to step up.
“He scores in big games, he takes big moments on and obviously has the temperament to play in big games. But come on, let’s see it every single week. He could be a player that could score 20 goals in 20 games if he really wanted to and strived to be the best.”