Ole Gunnar Solskjaer happy to see Anthony Martial on the goals and smiling again
MANCHESTER: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer He says Anthony Martial is scoring more because he is smiling more as the French return to action coincides with an improvement in the way United Manchester .
Martial scored in the two games he started since he returned from a thigh injury, against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League and in Norwich City last weekend, while United was recovering from a miserable start of the season as it remained Undefeated in four games in all competitions.
Anthony looks happier. He seems happy. He is a contagious child. You can see that he is happy here and that is spread to everyone and it is great to see him, said United chief Solskjaer on Friday.
The mood with the whole group is much better in the training camp
The players encourage each other, so it is good to be a manager when you see them go out and want to make extras, so we are improving.
Martial's form and mood is just what Solskjaer needs, as he handed Martial the number nine shirt for the season and gave him additional responsibility for the team's goal after Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez's games .
I don't think Anthony has had a long series of games as number nine since he played there many years ago as a child, Solskjaer said.
Now it is maturing. It looks more and more like a player who wants to score goals and not just show his tricks.
As number nine, you have to be obsessed with scoring goals.
He has matured a lot in his behavior in the training field and I think we will see the best of him in the coming years.
Martial's return has also helped Marcus Rashford, with England striker scoring four goals in four games after a previous one-in-nine period for United.
Rashford got comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo for his sensational free kick that beat Chelsea 2-1 in the League Cup week.
But to get anywhere near to the consistency of scoring that Ronaldo has shown for well over a decade, Solskjaer He says Rashford needs to hunt out the simple goals, starting in the Premier league Trip to Bournemouth on Saturday.
Marcus knows he can get many goals, but he needs to add the careless, he said.
Or as the tap-in against Liverpool (in the recent 1-1 draw) a few yards after a great run and a great move.
It's getting better all the time and I really didn't see those opportunities a year ago.
Now it's faster to react and smell a goal, and it's worth a 40-yard sprint.