Keane hits out and rips into Man United star as Liverpool march on towards Premier League title
Roy Keane has claimed that Anthony Martial ‘is not good enough for Manchester United’ after his display against Liverpool.
Liverpool closed in on a first Premier League title in 30 years on Super Sunday, beating Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield, meaning a 16-point lead and a game in hand over Manchester City, who drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
But with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United 1-0 down after a header from Virgil van Dijk, Martial surged through on goal but blasted a glorious opportunity high and wide, and that proved to be the Red Devils best chance of the game.
United rued Martial’s missed chance in the second half – an opportunity to draw the sides level and halt their bitter rivals’ title charge – but Keane thinks it speaks to a wider problem the club is facing: that he’s simply not good enough to be representing Manchester United.
‘Martial has come to Man Utd and the big strikers score in the big moments, but his miss [in the second half] sums up is career at Man Utd,’ Kean told Sky Sport
‘Excellent build-up play, but you have to hit the target. No excuses.
‘The big strikers who are remembered by the supporters hit the target and the back of the net, and that’s why that guy [Martial] is not quite good enough for Man Utd. That moment summed him up.’
Martial has once again been hit and miss this season, but he has had the brilliance of Marcus Rashford to help him out, but playing against a Liverpool side that is top of their game, will make even the best of players look average.
Martial is coming to that age now that he needs to break the 20-gaol barrier on a yearly basis, and show up for the big game, because if he continues to perform like he has been against the best sides, then he will come into more criticism.
Liverpool were brilliant at the weekend, and United now need to figure out how they can close the gap to their hates rivals.
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