The main unit forward struggled for form in the final campaign but Solskir is confident he will improve his goal counts in the new season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjیرr has backed Anthony Marshall to dispel his suspicions and is confident Manchester United fans will see a different player who struggled last season.
The Frenchman has scored just seven goals in all 37 appearances in the last term, but Solskir has seen something in the pre-season that he is confident the 25-year-old will change.
Solskir blocked suggestions to leave the club before the transfer window closed at the end of the month, explaining why he hoped the season would be different for Marshall.
What was said
Solskjیرr was asked at his pre-Leeds press conference if he thought Marshall needed to be No. 9 at Man Utd.
He replied: “As I said before, we really rate Anthony. Last season was disappointing, we got injured, he lost some form, he was our top scorer before the season.
“If Anthony is taking all the penalties, or Marcus Rashford takes all the penalties last season, that’s another 10-15 goals for the center forward but we’ve got Bruno. [Fernandes] Who is so confident in the pen that you really can’t take it away.
“I’m very confident and I like what I see from Anthony when I see him in training right now, and when I see him in the gym he gets a little bit stuck between his teeth again.”
Solskjیرr also wants to see Fernڈndez increase his tally as the club’s top scorer last season with 28 goals in all competitions.
“I think with the forwards we have, yes, Anthony will score more goals than last season. I think Mason. [Greenwood] Will only progress. Edinson [Cavani] The season started late, I think he will score more goals. جدون۔ [Sancho] Will come in and keep quiet with goals so I’m sure the burden is not just on Bruno to score. “
“An attacking midfielder shouldn’t just be a 15-20 goal scorer.”
Martial Struggle in 2020-21
Marshall scored just four goals in the league in the final campaign, while his other three came in the Champions League (two) and the Carabao Cup (one).
The French forward missed the last 10 league games of the season due to a knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for five months.
In the previous season, Marshall had scored 23 goals throughout the campaign, 17 of which came in the league.
What do you think about Marshall’s future?
There is a lot of speculation at Old Trafford about Marshall’s future. the aim. Understands that his position in the team has never been in doubt and he has always been in Solskir’s plans.
And the manager of United confirmed that the Frenchman will not go anywhere this month.
“He wouldn’t be surprised if other teams hit Anthony, he’s a very good player,” said Sullivan. “She is strong, hungry and determined to prove her fitness and quality.
“Last season was a tough one for him and you can see him a little bit again through his teeth. He’s ready for the challenge, he’s a main UTD player and we’re glad we got it. … ”