Martial can reach Ronaldo’s level, says Utd boss Solskjaer

first_imgLast month, with Solskjaer now at the helm at Old Trafford, he signed a deal keeping him at the club until at least 2024.The France international marked his first start since that contract with an assist and a superb second in the 3-0 win against Fulham, where his fine solo goal led ex-United captain Gary Neville to compare it to a Ronaldo effort at Craven Cottage in 2007.“He does have similarities, of course,” said Solskjaer, who replaced the sacked Mourinho in December. “If he wants to be at Cristiano’s level, Anthony knows what he has to do. It’s up to him. He has the talent.”“I am glad he is in my team,” the Norwegian added. “He has contributed to so many chances, so many goals. He is a Manchester United player. He excites the crowd. He excites the manager. He excites his teammates. And he is a great character around the place.”Martial, 23, who became the most expensive teenager in history when he moved to United from Monaco in 2015 for an initial £36 million ($46 million), has scored 47 goals for the club.Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for United, winning the Premier League three times and the Champions League.United play Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, bolstered by Neymar’s injury, but Solskjaer said the absence of the Brazilian would be a loss.“When you play against the best teams, you want to play against the players,” he said. “The crowd want to see the best players. Too bad for Old Trafford.“I have played a couple of games when we played Real Madrid and (Brazil’s) Ronaldo and (Luis) Figo and all those were coming to Old Trafford. That gives it an extra edge.“Unfortunately for Neymar he is injured but of course he is a quality player. I think our right-back thinks it is not too bad he will not be here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Anthony Martial can emulate Cristiano Ronaldo, says Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Anthony Martial has the talent to reach Cristiano Ronaldo’s level if he puts his mind to it, according to Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Martial had looked set to leave the club in the summer after falling out with Jose Mourinho but battled his way back into the Portuguese manager’s plans.last_img read more


first_imgDunfanaghy Presbyterian Church flies the flags for Sam!!NO MORE SLEEPS! It’s finally here – All-Ireland Sunday.Thanks to everyone for your pix over the past few weeks.Please keep sending in your pix before and after the match to [email protected] Please be safe and sensible today no matter where you are.And please enjoy the game, respect our opponents and their fans – and marvel at the wonder of our national game.Up Donegal.Donegal man Joe O’Donnell, mascot for the team in 1992, with new bride Fiona O’Toole from Mayo  Fiona gets her marching orders at the reception in SligoLooks like Joe and Fiona are getting the message from the Donegal contingent at the wedding The Smith, Haughey & McNulty grandchildren croke park bound Allie Mc Brearty, Lily Smith and Carly Gamble from Killybegs with their special banner !!Marie Houten writes: We built this on the hill behind our house in Trenatubber, Culdaff. 12 DL SAM!Hi DonegalDaily!! Please put up a picture of massive Donegal fan Wayne Parker over in Bristol, very excited about the big game tomorrow. Up Donegal!! There you go!That’s some haircut!Pupils and teachers from Carndonagh Community School spell out what we want todayBallyshannon man Patrick Gallagher says the beaches in Italy are backing Donegal!Colin Gillespie flying the flag from a wind turbine in Gaoth DobhairWe didn’t see this pic yesterday, so here it is now! Ruairi and Shane Ward thought old lizzy out on Mounts Bay Road in Perth Australia, looked a bit chilly so they added a bit of Donegal Chic to her sping summer Collection.  ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGAL was last modified: September 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGALlast_img read more