Manchester United have endured a terrible match against Wolves, and the new on-loan Nigerian attacker threatens to detect his shortcomings. Anthony Martial should be concerned about Ighalo’s arrival on deadline day. The problem is if United will be able to have Odion Ighalo and Anthony Martial at the same time.
His arrival will probably highlight the shortcomings. His last PL season was disappointing.
He can be an outstanding runner and defender. He has technical skills and can become an inventive finisher. Just everything needs to be suitable for him in order to be at his best. He also needs some improvement in his confidence. But Man. United do not have enough resources for that. The team manager thinks that if he cannot have an impact on games with his skills, then he needs to do it with effort.
Defensive Issues in Manchester United
The issues for Manchester Utd started in defense. Both Maguire and Lindelof put in fairly adequate performances. Apparently, Shaw had been given a man-marking role on Adama Traore. He was ordered to step in on the winger as soon as he owned the ball. He did an excellent job by harrying Traore until the moment he got an injury.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, on the right, also was not detailed with specific marking duties, and he could not do his best in attack either. The young defender has already shown his defending capability. However, he cannot attack or cross with enough quality and consistency.
These are some convenient excuses for Martial. Earlier in this season, He has shown that he is Manchester’s most natural finisher inside the box. Still, when Mata and James are playing as inverted wingers, he moves up the middle.
Mostly, Martial had an opportunity to lead the line this season. It should be his chance to prove that he can make a difference when others around him fail to do the same.
Unfortunately, Martial failed to use the given chance against Wolves, and he even made things worse. Martial was one of United’s worst tacticians against Wolves during their 0-0 PL draw on Saturday evening.