HARRY MAGUIRE defended Anthony Martial after two Manchester United legends blamed the striker’s open-goal miss and basic poor ending for a expensive 3-1 defeat in opposition to PSG.
Martial‘s wastefulness at 1-1 and Fred’s pink card left group leaders United in all probability needing to keep away from defeat at RB Leipzig subsequent Tuesday to succeed in the Champions League knockout phases.
Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes present their anguish because the Frenchman rues a tremendous miss for Man Utd early within the second half Credit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
Man Utd striker Anthony Martial fires excessive when a purpose regarded sureCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Match-again France striker Martial blazed over a gaping internet and shortly drilled a rebound straight at Marquinos after Edinson Cavani‘s chip hit the bar.
“He’s struggling a bit bit for confidence on the minute, and he isn’t getting the targets. Martial does not want telling – he is aware of he ought to rating.”
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United skipper Maguire responded: “Martial has scored loads of targets over the past yr, so I am certain he is down and disenchanted.
“However he’ll come once more and I am certain he’ll be seeking to put it proper on the weekend.”
Nonetheless, ex-Outdated Trafford defender Rio Ferdinand additionally instructed Martial’s failure in entrance of purpose early within the second half made the distinction.
He mentioned: “Martial’s probabilities come at good instances to attain for United.
“If he dispatches a kind of it turns the sport on its head.”
However following Martial’s misses and Fred’s almost-inevitable sending-off – after he escaped a first-half red for a headbutt – Marquinos brilliantly restored PSG’s lead.
Neymar prolonged the guests’ victory margin in stoppage time, though United nonetheless lead the group on purpose distinction from PSG and Leipzig.
Anthony Martial will know he ought to have scored no less than as soon as earlier than PSG went on to land a potentially-crucial 3-1 win at Outdated TraffordCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty