Van Gaal admits he doesn’t know where to play his £36m signing



Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has made a shocking revelation that he is still trying to find out the best position for the young French striker, Anthony Martial.

Martial joined the Premier League giants from Monaco this summer, and despite him operating as a wide forward at times, the young striker has always performed best a central role.

After his explosive introduction to the Premier League, Martial seemed tailor made for Van Gaal’s team as the main striker. The Frenchman scored 3 times in the league and created several chances for his teammates while operating as the number 9.

Since the return of Wayne Rooney, Van Gaal has used the young striker as a left winger in order to accommodate his misfiring captain.

“We don’t know yet because he played always in Monaco as the left winger,” Van Gaal said.

“And as a manager I have to see what is the best balance in the team, and that’s not so simple. So I have to decide every week also, dependable of the game plan and the opponent, and so on.

“We have played with him in the striker’s position, that was not the first time for him, but in Monaco he played always on the left wing.”

It will be interesting to see what Martial and the Manchester United fans think of the Dutchman’s comments.

The United faithful have been calling for Martial to be reinstated as the team’s main striker and Van Gaal’s admission that he is yet to find out what the player’s best role is, will not go down well with a frustrated fan-base.


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