Manchester United winger Anthony Martial has opened up about his recent struggles at Old Trafford and admitted his biggest problem is consistency.
The Frenchman joined United from Monaco last summer for a reported £36m, although that figure is expected to be higher due to undisclosed add-ons.
The 21-year-old had a stellar first year in England and proved an instant hit with the fans after he ended the season as the club’s top scorer with 17 goals, one of which was the winner in the FA cup semi-final against Everton in April.
However, Martial has struggled to replicate his fine form this season and with a number of summer signings adding competition for places, the winger has now found himself relegated to the subs bench.
And whilst rumours continue to circulate, linking him with a move away from the club in January, Martial has spoken candidly about why he has been unable to win a regular place in United’s first team.
He told SFR Sport (as quoted by the Express): “I think consistency is my big problem,
“I have a tendency to have a good 35 minutes, and I drop in the last 15. I think it’s mostly an endurance thing. I’ve improved my endurance a lot, but I know that if I improve it even more, I’ll be able to progress.”
Martial has only managed to find the net just once in his 10 Premier League appearances this season.
He last featured for the side in United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham earlier this month and will be hoping for a chance to prove himself over the busy Christmas period, where manager Jose Mourinho is expected to rotate the team as they play three league games in the space of a week.