Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has offered his support to misfiring striker Anthony Martial, who he claims is simply struggling with fatigue.
The Frenchman has managed just two goals in his late eight games, drawing plenty of criticism from a number of United supporters for his failure to provide for the side in the absence of Marcus Rashford, who is sidelined with a back injury.
Martial again failed to find the back of the net in the recent 0-0 draw with Wolves, but Solskjaer insisted (via the Evening Standard) that, although he has struggled in front of goal, he deserves plenty of praise for his work rate.
“He's giving us everything," Solskjaer said. "He's been asked now to play - I think he's started the last eight games - in this month, and he's running probably 20% more than what he did when I came here.
“Well we'll give him more support, give him rest when he deserves it," the boss added.
“I've praised him, I've sat down with him and I'm delighted with him. I know that he's tired, but he's never ever dodged a training session. He's training, he's available for every game, so I’m delighted with the boy.”
Martial will now get a few weeks of recovery during the winter break, before returning to action at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on 17 February.
Source : 90min