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Ballon d'Or Winner Makes Martial Admission

Despite Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial bagging himself a hat-trick against Sheffield United this week, former Reds Devils and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has doubts about the Frenchman's ability.

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The 24-year-old reached 19 goals across all competitions this season with his three strikes against the Blades on Wednesday, going level on strikes with attacking partner Marcus Rashford in the process, but Owen, who scored 17 goals in three seasons at Old Trafford, seemingly thinks that the former AS Monaco man is yet to reach a level of consistency.

"Is he (Martial) one that's going to be the No. 9 for years to come? At the minute, he looks very inconsistent. He will score a hat-trick, but is he going to constantly score a lot of goals? There is still a question mark," the 2001 Ballon d'Or winner said, as per the Daily Mirror.

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"So now I think he's going to get more service, and now is the right time to be playing as a centre-forward for Manchester United – with the likes of (Paul) Pogba and (Bruno) Fernandes, and all these players in and around you.

"There is still a question about what is his best position. I think it's probably off the left, but then again that's probably Marcus Rashford's best position.

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"They are shuffling the pack a little bit at the moment, but if you ask most people, they will say: 'Where do Manchester United need to strengthen? They need a main No. 9.'"

Do you think Martial is good enough to be United's main striker for the next few seasons? Let us know in the comments section below.

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