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Teddy Sheringham says Anthony Martial feels ‘unloved’ at Man United as he struggles for form

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Anthony Martial feels ‘unloved’ at Man United and won’t score again until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assures him he will play more often, says Teddy Sheringham, as the French striker falls in Old Trafford pecking order











Anthony Martial ‘feels unloved’ at Manchester United and the striker’s performance is suffering, said Teddy Sheringham.

The £60m French international has yet to score for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season after being relegated in the attacking pecking order at Old Trafford.

Martial has always blown hot and cold since signing for United in 2015 and could increasingly become a supporting actor with Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood and Cristiano Ronaldo before him.

Anthony Martial has yet to score for Manchester United this season after the French striker fell down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Martial can't convert a chance in last week's Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham United

Martial can’t convert a chance in last week’s Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham United

United are in a rut after three defeats in their last four games in all competitions

United are in a rut after three defeats in their last four games in all competitions

But United legend Sheringham believes Martial will rediscover his best form when he feels a little more valued.

“It’s like Harry Kane and Tammy Abraham, centre-forwards should be loved,” Sheringham said. Sports post.

“If you don’t feel loved and appreciated, if you feel you have one chance to do well in the Carabao Cup and if you don’t, you won’t get close to the Premier League games, that put pressure on you.

Tammy has gone to Roma and Jose Mourinho has said: ‘Go in there and if you miss opportunities, you are not immediately out of the team.

‘It gives you a relaxing time. Footballers must be relaxed and cool in front of goal, and must not seize opportunities.

Former United striker Teddy Sheringham thinks Martial must 'feel loved' to perform well

Former United striker Teddy Sheringham thinks Martial must ‘feel loved’ to perform well

Sheringham cited Tammy Abraham's example, in form with Jose Mourinho's Roma

Sheringham cited Tammy Abraham’s example, in form with Jose Mourinho’s Roma

Sheringham believes Martial should feel more love from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Sheringham believes Martial should feel more love from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“When you’re loved by a manager, that’s how you feel. Martial clearly doesn’t get that at the moment because there are other players at the club in front of him and you feel like you have to take chances if you can.”

Martial has played just 190 minutes of football for United so far this season, with just one Premier League and one Carabao Cup game.

Former United striker Dion Dublin said Martial’s “body language is terrible to watch” as he failed to impress during their Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham last week.

Dublin said: ‘I want to see him sweat and see the ball in the back of the net. He hasn’t done enough since he’s been at United, you see flashes and think it’s the beginning, then he doesn’t do anything.

Edinson Cavani has preceded Martial as United's striker first choice

Edinson Cavani has preceded Martial as United’s striker first choice

Martial regrets a missed opportunity during the Carabao Cup loss to West Ham last week

Martial regrets a missed opportunity during the Carabao Cup loss to West Ham last week

“His body language is terrible to watch, he doesn’t want to run around and work hard to be the number 9 in Manchester United.”

United will return to action on Wednesday evening when they host Villarreal in the Champions League in response to their surprise defeat to Young Boys on matchday one.

Despite not playing him too often, Solskjaer has defended Martial and his performances.

In August, the manager said: ‘As I’ve said before, we really appreciate Anthony. Last season was disappointing, we had injuries, he lost some form, the season before he was our top scorer.

“If Anthony takes all the penalties, or Marcus Rashford would have taken all the penalties last season, that’s another 10 to 15 goals for a striker, but we have Bruno. [Fernandes] who is so confident about pens that you can’t really take that away from him.

“I’m very confident and I like what I see of Anthony when I see him in training now, and when I see him in the gym he has that bit of grit between his teeth again.”

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