It was a great flick and he's the most talented player you have. Again though, why didn't he follow up on Lingard? He's quick enough to have made a difference there. When he starts doing that bit extra he'll move up a level. They'd be crazy to sell him though.Nice flick to play Lingers in and was beaming at the end.
He's not. Pogba and De Gea are more talented.It was a great flick and he's the most talented player you have. Again though, why didn't he follow up on Lingard? He's quick enough to have made a difference there. When he starts doing that bit extra he'll move up a level. They'd be crazy to sell him though.
Fair enough. Last season whenever I saw Martial he was the best player on the pitch. Looked like he'd get up to the level Griezmann/Dybala etc are.He's not. Pogba and De Gea are more talented.
I am certain he will get to that level. It's important to remember he's only 21. Think about how raw Ronaldo was at that stage. Martial is pretty damn productive by comparison.Fair enough. Last season whenever I saw Martial he was the best player on the pitch. Looked like he'd get up to the level Griezmann/Dybala etc are.
Hasn't shown it this season and I think the main issue is he still hasn't added that bit of extra desire and running off the ball. The weird thing is he tracks back ok, I don't get why he doesn't run into space as much going forward.
Agreed. He has so much talent and an excellent combination of physical and technical attributes for his age. But needs to work hard to develop mentally still. If he doesn't work hard, he'll never fulfill his potential. Jose sees this as a weakness and always holds Martial to a higher standard. There is a reason Martial gets benched after a great game, while Rashford and Lingard continue to start after mediocre performances.Arguing about which player has more natural talent?
Come on guys....arguing with random people on the internet is not worth. State what you think and then move on.
I learnt a long time ago, not to get involved in petty arguments about silly things, with random people over the internet. It's got to a stage that if people ridicule my post, I won't bother replying, even if I have a great reply ready to go.
Life's too short guys.
And on the subject of talent - talent on its own won't make anybody a great player. Graft is an important factor. That's what made Ronaldo so great - natural ability + incredible work ethic.
Martial has natural ability for sure, but I just don't believe he can graft.
I know it's a rhetorical question, but the answer is that not much changes. And we need change. We need movement,creativity, and precision when it comes to finding someone or shooting.Despite their goals, he and Mikhi worry me a lot. To hinge next season on the hope that TWO key attacking players only had a slight dip and would return to their best, is so risky. What if both of them don't?
@Jaybomb not sure he is cunning enough to be a top striker buddy. He seems like a reactive player rather than a proactive one. A bit like Valencia was on the right wing that used to wait on everyone giving him the ball to feet then power mode button got turned on. Martials off the ball movement is actually worse if he can fix this with some runs inside the full backs or across the line it would make him a very dangerous player.Think it's best if Martial plays as a striker from now on. He's simply not a winger for me.
Martial and Rashford as a two up top has potential.
They really wouldn't. They have a much better and younger player. If they sell Kylian then I don't think they will want Martial. They could tbh, anything is possible but I see them buying another young striker or promoting one.I would sell him if it was between keeping him and buying mbappe. Monaco would probably take him back. His dribbling technique is not very reliable, he doesn't seem to try to wrong foot the first defender before pushing the ball, just pushes it thinking he's faster and stronger and loses the ball alot.
Mbappe is technically superior, so elegant on the ball, can finish with both feet too, something martial hasn't demonstrated. Only weakness is a lack of size and power. This guy could turn out to be really special, we can't afford to not bid.
Martial isn't a lost cause, he can and probably will still improve, but some wingers find consistency some don't. It's a tough position where margins are slim and you need to harness every advantage available. Martials poor off the ball movement already simplifies the defenders job. This can be improved through coaching.
More worrying is his lack of quick feet to wrong foot the defender before pushing the ball. This can be improved but only so much. He also can't play on the right or as a 10 limiting his usability, not promising in the long term. This hints at technical and tactical deficiencies which may or may not be fixable.