Problem with Martial is he takes a while to get his match sharpness back post injury, by the time he does finally get it back, he will most likely get injured again, and the process starts again. He doesn't offer enough when he is stuggling. Players like Tevez and Rooney had their struggles at times but at least they competed and challenged, Martial not at 100% is like playing with a man down. At this point it doesn't look like we will sign a striker in Jan, so the ETH comments are obviously an attempt by him to make Martial feel wanted as we are probably stuck with him until end of season. Let's hope that works and we get a performance out of him today.