The 24-year-old missed his side’s best chance against Liverpool and the former midfielder says it demonstrates he shouldn’t be at Old Trafford. With his side 1-0 down in Anfield, Martial passed up an excellent chance to bring the people back in the match in the second half.
It was shown to be United’s best chance and Mohamed Salah went on to include a second at the late stages of the game as Liverpool extended their lead at the peak of the Premier League to 16 points.
And ex-United celebrity Keane considers the missed chance proves that the France international, who has eight goals out of 16 games in the English top-flight this year, isn’t at the level the Old Trafford side need.
“Anthony Martial has come to Manchester United and the huge strikers score at the big moments, but his miss sums up his career in the club – excellent build-up play, but you need to hit the goal,” he said on Sky Sports.
The big strikers that are remembered by the fans hit the goal and the back of the net, and that is why that man isn’t quite good enough for Manchester United. “That instant up him.”
United are low on attacking options after viewing Marcus Rashford ruled out for six months with a back injury.
Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer proposed after Sunday’s game that they might be made to search for a short-term replacement in the transfer market this season.
“We have had many injuries for large players this season. It is just an unfortunate situation we are in,” he advised Sky Sports. “We may look at some brief term bargains as well, that could take us to the summer. We do not urgently need a striker if the right one is there and it fits for us… we have got players that are champing at the bit.”
United are still fifth in the table after Sunday’s outcome and five points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final Champions League spot.