Martial was moved inside from the left-wing to turn into the membership’s focus following Romelu Lukaku’s £73m transfer to Inter Milan final summer season.
The Frenchman was given his previous quantity 9 shirt in recognition of the transfer and he’s actually lower a happier determine this time period, scoring 19 instances in 37 appearances for the membership in what’s his greatest scoring marketing campaign in a pink shirt.
Solskjaer admits he’s delighted with Martial’s progress and says the Frenchman has listened to his recommendation, significantly relating to scoring ‘scrappy’ targets in and across the six-yard field.
However, the Norwegian has warned Martial that he should proceed to make progress as a result of there are gamers each inside and out of doors the membership that could take his place.
‘We’ll maintain difficult him [Martial],’ mentioned Solskjaer.
‘There are at all times gamers in and across the crew – and out of doors the membership – who would need to be No. 9 for Manchester United.
‘He’s taking part in with a smile on his face. Anthony has had a extremely good season, he’s been actually vital for us. We felt it through the couple of months he was out injured; we struggled
‘He knows that we trust him. He knows that we’ll have endurance with him and that we’ll maintain working with him. He’s [Martial] a very good finisher nevertheless it’s about being in and round the appropriate positions. He’s developed increasingly more in phrases of moving into that penalty space and nearer to the purpose.
‘We do a lot of work in finishing groups and sessions but it’s additionally all the way down to him to be mentally sharp and prepared. We’ve at all times identified he’s a high quality participant and extremely, extremely skilful.’
United had been determined to signal Norway striker Erling Haaland in the January transfer window however the ahead selected Bundesliga giants Dortmund as an alternative.
That led to Solskjaer signing Odion Ighalo on an emergency mortgage, which was prolonged by an additional six months in early July as a result of pandemic.
Nevertheless, United aren’t anticipated to signal the Nigerian on a everlasting deal and need to signal a teenager striker to compete with Martial.