Andrei Kanchelskis makes prediction about Man United striker Anthony Martial

Andrei Kanchelskis feels that Anthony Martial's best position is as a striker for Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Andrei Kanchelskis believes that Anthony Martial’s future lies as a striker at Manchester United – and not as a winger.

The French forward has regularly been deployed out wide by Louis van Gaal this season following his arrival at the club from Monaco in the summer transfer window.

Martial has been one of the Red Devils’ standout performers this season, with the 20-year-old having already scored six goals and made three assists in the Premier League.

And former United wide man Kanchelskis feels that Martial is much better suited to playing as a striker rather than a winger.

Speaking exclusively to, Kanchelskis said: “Martial is no out and out winger like Ryan Giggs was in his early days.

“His best position is attacking down the middle, that is where his future will be.”

Martial, who netted in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Stoke City on Tuesday night, will be hoping to feature when the Red Devils travel to Stamford Bridge to take on defending champions Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

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United are currently fifth in the table and five points adrift of the top four.

Read the full interview with Kanchelskis here, including why he thinks United are to blame for Wayne Rooney’s slump.

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