Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has acknowledged that after Manchester United was shocked 2-1 by rock-bottom Sheffield United on Wednesday, Anthony Martial will not be spared from criticism.
With Oliver Burke scoring a 74th-minute winner against Solskjaer’s title-chasing outfit, Chris Wilder’s side got just their second win of the season in the match.
Martial started and played the full game against the Blades, but as he was always peripheral on the night, he was unable to generate much in attack.
In 25 appearances this season, the France international has netted just five times and while Solskjaer embraced the forward, he also said he won’t be spared from criticism.
In his post-game press conference, Solskjaer said, “I think the whole team will probably get criticism tonight and myself as well,” “I don’t think that Anthony is excluded.
Since we didn’t succeed, we should all be judged. In school, Anthony works very hard, focusing on his finishing and movement. I don’t have any qualms that he’ll be successful.
Solskjaer referred to a variety of different explanations when asked to take stock of what went wrong that night.
“There are many facets to a game,” the Norwegian said.
“Today in our passing, we did not pass with enough quality and not enough rhythm, tempo, and quality, not enough run in behind when we should have at times, particularly in the first half, there were spaces there.”