Martial Learning From Experienced No. 9 Ighalo


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Anthony Martial is learning a lot from the experience of Odion Ighalo as a number nine.

Martial, 24, had lost his way somewhat in the last few years after a promising start to his United career under Louis van Gaal.

But the former AS Monaco forward is beginning to regain the form he showed in his early days at the club, following his first hat-trick for the club last week.

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And Solskjaer believes Martial is getting important tips from Ighalo who has been impressive since his loan move.

“Odion is a seasoned No 9. He’s played that position his whole career whereas Anthony has played more out on the wing,” Solskjaer tells Sky Sports.

“Odion is helping on the training pitch, in terms of his movement, hold-up play and just being himself… Anthony’s learning off an experienced centre-forward.

“It’s the…

Source: Complete Sports