Manchester United striker, Anthony Martial has gone backwards at MUFC, Rio Ferdinand has said. He recently revealed that this is a very frustrating fact for manager and fans since Martial signed for the club.
According to him, since Anthony Martial wowed Old Trafford fans after his wonder goal on his debut vs Liverpool, he has failed to hit those heights ever since.
Rio added that AM9 is still young enough to turn his career around but he really needs to improve.
His words, “I think the most frustrating thing about him is that he’s actually gone backwards from when he first signed.”
“If you’re a player and you look at when he hit the scene with the two goals against Liverpool and you think to yourself, ‘Wow what have we signed here?’. He’s not really hit those heights since.”
“As a player I’d love to be able to get inside his head and spend time with him. Everyone thinks they can affect someone with a conversation.”
“You’d be saying to him, ‘Are you actually happy with what you’re doing, are you happy with your trajectory of how it’s going?’.”
“Talent wise, from what I’m told from people, I remember Michael Carrick first went in and saw him and said, ‘Rio, this kid could be one of the best players on the planet easy, some of the stuff he does in training takes your breath away’.”
“But sometimes there are players who are great in training but don’t replicate enough in games. I hope he’s not going down [that route].”
“He’s still young enough to change it by the way but I don’t know what he needs, a rocket, or he needs someone in the changing room to be getting hold of him and demanding standards every single day and every single game.”
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