Anthony Martial celebrates Man United winner at Burnley

Sam Allardyce: Anthony Martial ‘isn’t good enough for Man United’

Former West Ham, Everton and England manager Sam Allardyce has this evening taken aim at Manchester United star Anthony Martial, following the Frenchman’s performance versus Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brighton 3-2 Manchester United

United travelled to the Amex Stadium for today’s late Premier League kick-off, hoping to continue their positive start to the campaign following an opening day victory over Leicester City.

Hosts Brighton, meanwhile, fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Watford in their own season opener.

However, Chris Hughton’s Eagles looked far from a side lacking in confidence this evening, having put together a superb showing at both ends of the pitch to secure a historic 3-2 win.

Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Groß bagged the goals for the hosts on the day, with their one-goal advantage at full-time having done little to tell the story of just how in control of proceedings Brighton were over the course of the 90 minutes.

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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Pascal Gross of Brighton and Hove Albion scores his team’s third goal from a penalty during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Allardyce targets Martial

Manchester United, on the other hand, looked an accident waiting to happen at the back, particularly during the opening 45 minutes, with a lack of flair in attacking areas having then plagued the Red Devils throughout the second-half as they sought a way back into the game.

The likes of Eric Bailly, Fred and Victor Lindelof were singled out for their dismal performances, but it is another of United’s star men, who also looked some way short of his best today, who has been targeted by Sam Allardyce tonight.

Speaking as part of his punditry role on beIN Sports, former England boss Allardyce, never one to mince words, revealed his opinion that Martial is simply ‘not good enough for Manchester United’.

Allardyce went on to suggest that the French attacker has not improved in any way way as a player since his first season at Old Trafford, and questioned why Martial is not now on the level of the likes of Manchester City pair Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.

Check out Allardyce’s scathing review of Martial’s talents in full below:

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