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Ex-Man Utd midfielder Fletcher: Fantastic Martial now showing right desire

Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has hailed the season form of Anthony Martial.

The 24-year-old is enjoying a resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and has been producing some red-hot displays for his side since the restart, prompting ex-United midfielder Darren Fletcher to sing his praises.

"I thought Anthony Martial was fantastic," Fletcher said on MUTV Group Chat after United's 2-2 draw with Southampton. "I think his endeavour, his work-rate… the talent has always been there.

"There's always been questions marks about his work-rate and his desire but he's definitely putting that right and he's been the most surprising player for me [since the restart].

"I think he's been fantastic. I think we're seeing somebody on the cusp – if he keeps this going – of being a real elite No.9 goalscorer.

"His attitude all night was a real positive for me."

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