Ryan Giggs: This is Anthony Martial’s best position for Man Utd

Ryan Giggs explains where Anthony Martial's best position is for Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ryan Giggs believes Anthony Martial’s best position for Manchester United is as a centre-forward.

The France international has been utilised in a wide role in United’s opening two Premier League games to accommodate summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who took over the number nine shirt from the 20-year-old forward.

Martial failed to get on the score sheet in last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in their Premier League opener, while the French forward was denied by Virgil van Dijk in the second half during United’s 2-0 win against Southampton at Old Trafford on Friday night.

Giggs was part of the United coaching set-up responsible for helping Martial adapt to his new surrounding last summer after Louis van Gaal signed the French starlet in a £36m deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco on the final day of the summer transfer window.

While the former United assistant manager believes Martial’s best position is as a centre-forward, Giggs says a break from a striker role won’t do the former Lyon man any harm.

“He is a centre-forward. He plays the centre-forward position so well,” Giggs told Sky Sports after Friday night’s 2-0 victory over Southampton.

“He can come on and be an impact player. There is a lot of pressure on him because of the season he had last year.”

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