Anthony Martial told to take Dwight Yorke quality to become true Man Utd star

Anthony Martial has been told to look up to former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke.

The France international has seen his form dramatically increase in recent times at Old Trafford.

It has seen him score in three consecutive games, against Chelsea, Club Brugge and Watford.

Martial has taken on the role as main striker at Old Trafford after the injury to Marcus Rashford which has seen him likely ruled out for the rest of the season.

With Mason Greenwood breaking through and Odion Ighalo arriving to bring experience, the former Monaco man is likely to carry much of the striking burden.

And Stan Collymore has told Martial to copy some attributes from former United star Yorke.

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He said: "He is the kind of player who does those things and that can stick in people’s minds.

"Take Dwight Yorke as an example. You all think of the big smile and of a man who loved football, don’t you?

"But I played with Yorkie and he wasn’t ­always the big, happy-clappy, smiley bloke everyone thought – he could be a mardy beggar just like the rest of us.

"So Martial needs to learn from people like Dwight and know that, if he looked like he was enjoying it a bit more, it would be half the battle won.

"I’d also be telling him and Marcus Rashford that, while they are the future of the club, I would be getting a 25-to-30-goal-a-­season striker in to help them out.

"You would then have a pool of three to ­guarantee you a ­Sergio Aguero-esque goal return week after week, which would give young Mason ­Greenwood time to ­develop at his own pace, and all of that would only have a positive ­effect on United.

Solskjaer has been impressed with the 24-year-old and has put his form down to extra work done on the training pitch.

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“Anthony is still learning. He’s played in a wide role for many, many years, but he’s getting more and more used to playing as a no.9 now,” he said.

“He’s been training really well and doing extra work. He’s playing every game and becoming fitter and fitter.

“As a result he’s becoming more and more confident scoring different type of goals.”

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