Solskjaer backs Martial despite loss in his form


    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown support for Anthony Martial despite his loss of form in finding the back of the net in the club, tipping the Frenchman to find his goalscoring boots.

    The Norwegian coach was not moved by the underwhelming displays pulled by the 25-year-old, but he’s optimistic that he will be back. Martial failed to perform wonders against West Bromwich Albion which ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

    The Baggies broke the deadlock courtesy of Mbaye Diagne’s second-minute goal but denied by overwhelming Bruno Fernandes in the 44th minute, at which they are placed second, six points behind league leaders, Manchester City.


    Martia’s poor form further brought another racist abuse by fans of the club again, recall that he was racially abused last month alongside Axel Tuanzebe with Marcus Rashford in the latter days of last month.

    The Red Devil was in blistering form in the 2019/2020 campaign, bagging 23 goals in all competitions including, seventeen goals in the English topflight, but he has only scored four goals this season.

    ‘No. I know Anto is working hard to get back to where he was. And he’ll score goals. His attitude is very good. The form is sometimes temporary but class is permanent. The kid’s got, class. 

    ‘So when he works hard, we know it’s going to come out with the good performances in the end.’

    Martial, who has capped 25 times for the French national team is on the pecking order in the club paving way for Edinson Cavani to be played.

    “The kid’s got class, so when he works hard, we know it’s going to come out with the good performances in the end.” Solskjaer said 

    But Instagram has been blasted for breaking its vow to fight online racial hatred, Man United stood in its position, as they found the act disgusting. The club urged social platforms and regulatory authorities to cement measure to abhor the behavior.

    In tandem, Troy Townsend, who is the head of development on anti-racism charity Kick It Out, said the latest development shows how lenient Instagram is in bringing tougher sanctions on a racist act.

    “Let me break my Sunday silence and just say here we go again,” alongside a screengrab showing some of the racist comments. “It’s so predictable now, it makes a mockery of Instagram’s comments this week.” He said

    “I wonder if this account will be barred for a month and collect their ‘Insta slap on the wrist’ and ‘don’t do that again’ talk.” He added

     “We all know there’s freedom of speech but this crosses a line of what’s unacceptable.

    “It’s absolutely unacceptable behaviour in 2021 with the education. So we have to work with the platforms and they’ve got to be stronger to make sure that we stop this.” Solskjaer expressed his thoughts on racism  

    The Manchester side will be playing both legs of the UEFA Europa League against the Spanish side Real Sociedad, playing Newcastle in between, then will Chelsea and Man City in the latter days.


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