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Man Utd boss Solskjaer insists Martial has 20 goal-a-season potential

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Anthony Martial has the potential of being a 20-goal striker.

Solskjaer believes Anthony Martial can be a 20-goal striker for Manchester United after the Frenchman salvaged a Europa League draw at Club Brugge.

"Definitely," said the United manager. "I think Anthony can step up, get a few more and get to the 20 mark.

"He's got quality of course, he's a very good finisher. He takes his chances really well. There's good technique in his finishing.

"He's good receiving the ball at times and dropping off. He can play almost like a false nine as well. Sometimes I'd like him to be stronger physically."

Solskjaer was impressed by Martial's aggression in heading United in front against Chelsea. '

"A 1980s centre-forward goal," he added. "I'm encouraged by his attitude this season as well, wanting to do those things that are not natural for him.

"You've got to make him a No 9 again after playing wide for so many years. Marcus and Anthony have played wide for a few years until the last 12 months really."

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