‘Martial can become one of the best, best strikers’

first_imgAnthony Martial can become “one of the best, best strikers” if Manchester United use him correctly, says Dimitar Berbatov.The Red Devils have invested considerable faith in the France international since acquiring him from Monaco in the summer of 2015.A transfer package worth up to £58 million ($70m) was pieced together in order to land an exciting talent then in his teens. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Martial is now 23 years of age and has been tied to another long-term contract at Old Trafford.There is, however, a sense that United are yet to bring the best out of him, despite handing out over 170 appearances to date.Berbatov believes that is because a player he briefly worked with in Ligue 1 is not getting the regular game time he needs, or being played in the position which suits him best.The former Red Devils frontman told Express Sport of a forward who has often been deployed on the flanks: “I am slightly biased, but I think Martial can become one of the best, best strikers.”It depends on whether he has the attitude, the fighting spirit, but he is so good I think he can become one of the best.”He has often played two to three games then out for two to three games.”Two to three games on the bench then two to three games back in the team.”And then United fans ask, why isn’t he consistent?”It depends on him, himself, but Martial has to stay at United. He can be a really great player for them.”Dimitar Berbatov MonacoBerbatov got a good look at Martial’s potential during a one-season stay at Monaco in 2014-15, with a number of promising performers on the books at Stade Louis II back then.The enigmatic Bulgarian added: “I had some of the best times of my career at Monaco, and not just because of the city.”I went there at, I think it was 33, and I went into training and had all these young guys around me.”There was Martial but also James Rodriguez, [Yannick] Carrasco, Fabinho and all those guys.”They were running around me and I was like ‘what the f*ck?’.”But I had some great moments at Monaco.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Dwayne Haskins Is Scheduled To Meet With 5 NFL Teams This Week

first_imgohio state quarterback dwayne haskinsINDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 01: Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass down field in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)As popular as Kyler Murray has become in recent weeks, Dwayne Haskins has been near the top of this year’s quarterback crop for a long time. Prospective NFL teams are finally getting a chance to meet with him, and it would appear he has quite a number of suitors.According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Haskins is scheduled for meetings and workouts with no fewer than five NFL teams. Per the report, he will meet with the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins during the Ohio State Pro Day. After that, he is slated to visit the Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, and New York Giants.All five of those teams pick in the top-15, with Oakland, New York, and Denver picking in the top ten. More importantly, the five teams each have very pressing needs at the quarterback position.In the coming days, Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins is scheduled to work out for Raiders and Dolphins in Columbus, and then he’s also scheduled to visit the Redskins, Broncos and Giants, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2019As for which team is in the best position to draft him, that could be determined by whether the Arizona Cardinals choose to draft Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray No. 1 overall.If they do, the Raiders might want to pull the trigger on Haskins when they make their selection at four – which could in turn cause a bidding war for a team looking to move in front of them.Haskins finished third in the Heisman trophy voting this past year while having a record-breaking season with the Ohio State Buckeyes.He broke just about every Ohio State or Big Ten passing record en route to a 13-1 season and a win in the Rose Bowl.last_img read more