A former Old Trafford favourite has questioned whether the Frenchman is capable of leading the line for the Red Devils.
Anthony Martial lacks wisdom in the last third of the pitch, based on Paul Scholes, who isn’t sure of the Manchester United celebrity’s best position.
Martial continues to split opinion among fans and pros, having so far failed to meet his immense potential at Old Trafford.
The France international made a bright start to his United career after joining the club from Monaco in 2015, but seems to have made little progress since then, with his attitude and dedication to the group’s cause often called into question.
The 24-year-old has struck a small nine goals in 20 Premier League appearances this year, having been changed into a central role after the death of Romelu Lukaku last summer.
Martial’s most current goal set United on their way to some crucial 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday, as he made a brilliant darting run throughout the box to head home a pinpoint Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross.
Scholes was unimpressed with his all-round performance in the game, however, expressing his belief that the forward’s work speed and positional sense are not up to the required standard.
‘With Anthony Martial, it is interesting, I do not know if he is a broad player, I do not know if he is a center forward,” the ex-United midfielder said following the battle with Chelsea.
“Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] clearly believes there is a center forward in there and he is telling him to get from the box as often as he can.
“Tonight he laboured at times to get in the box, he did not really bust a gut. You should not have to [tell a striker to get in the penalty box], but if you are Anthony Martial he seems like he needs telling.
“He seems like he does not take that much info in. Some gamers are like that, sometimes you tell them and they will do it all of the time.
“He seems like you will need to inform him every two minutes, what you want him to do.”
Scholes added on Martial’s critical goal:”If he is effective at stuff like this, he did it tonight and he got his aim, so Ole would be after more of that.”
Martial could retain his place upfront when United traveling to Belgium to take on Club Brugge at the Europa League on Thursday night.
Mason Greenwood are also available for the first-leg round of 32 tie, along with Shanghai Shenhua loanee Odion Ighalo, who made his debut for the Red Devils when he came on as a late substitute against Chelsea.
After their latest European excursion, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will begin preparing his side for Watford’s arrival at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.