Anthony Martial gets boost from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Anthony Martial has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2024, with the option to extend for a further year.

Martial, 23, has made 162 appearances and scored 46 goals since making his debut for the club against Liverpool in September 2015. Martial said: “I am loving my time at this club. From the day I joined I have been made to feel part of the united family and I have been incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and love of our fans, who continue to amaze me with their support.

“I would like to thank Ole and his coaching staff for their belief in me and for helping me to take my game to the next level. This club is all about winning trophies and I am sure the next piece of silverware is not that far away.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Martial is capable of scoring 20 times a season – but he needs more “scruffy” goals.

Martial, 23, signed a new contract until 2024 on 31 January 2019, despite his agent saying in the summer that the France forward wanted to leave.

Martial’s best return so far was 17 in 2015-16, his first season at United.

“When he gets chances he’s a fantastic finisher, so he needs to get more chances,” said Solskjaer.

Martial has scored eight Premier League goals this term and it was known Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as United manager in December, was happy to sanction his departure.

“He has the capability [to reach 20 goals],” said former United striker Solskjaer.

“You have to read and sniff wherever there is going to be a chance. Maybe some scruffy goals as well at times. We have players like him and Marcus Rashford, they score worldy goals.

“But then five or six extra goals – that I used to do by getting tap-ins by making the runs that I used to do.

“I’d like him to make a couple more runs in behind, but I’ve not seen many players with the quick feet and skills in the last third that he has.”

TNT Sport

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