Solskjaer buoyed by Martial progress before Europa quarters


Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Anthony Martial for operating on his body because the French ahead enjoys a career-best marketing campaign at Old Trafford. Martial scored his 23rd objective for United in all competitions this season in opposition to LASK Linz in Wednesday’s Europa League last-16 victory. “Anthony has made huge strides this season in many aspects of his game,” Solskjaer advised an eve-of-match information convention forward of Monday’s Europa League quarter-final conflict with Copenhagen in Cologne.

“Physically, he is at the best level of his career. We know he can do worldies but I like him scoring the simple goals, when he is in between the posts. He’s done that a few times.

“He’s in the gym a lot working on his fitness and strength. I’m just looking forward to seeing him improve. There’s more to come from him.”

United arrived previous on Sunday for the rest of the Europa League event, which can characteristic one-match knockout ties at other German venues, culminating within the last, additionally in Cologne, on Aug. 21.

Solskjaer, who has already guided United to Champions League qualification with a third-placed end within the Premier League, mentioned the end-of-season match will help his aspect’s building.

“We went into this season knowing that Europa League is a great chance for us to get a trophy, to get far in a tournament,” he added.

“But also to groom a few of the youngsters and it was perfect for us.

“I think if we’d been in the Champions League, I maybe wouldn’t have had the chance to play the likes of Brandon (Williams), Mason (Greenwood), so many of the young kids who have now started what’s going to be fantastic careers.”



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