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A MANCHESTER UNITED legend has launched a fierce attack on Anthony Martial and says he should never play for the club again.

The French forward, 28, arrived at Old Trafford in 2015 for an initial fee of £36million and has made 316 appearances for the Red Devils.

He has scored 90 goals during that period and looked set to depart the club after Erik ten Hag shipped him out on loan to Sevilla last season.

But his disappointing stint in Spain failed to land him a permanent transfer and now he is back with United for the final year of his contract.

Martial has featured 18 times this term but has scored just twice, and he produced a sub-standard performance last time out as Newcastle ran out 1-0 winners over United on Saturday.

That game saw him involved in an angry argument with Ten Hag before he was hauled off on the hour mark.



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It seems inevitable that he will be leaving the club come the end of the season, but after watching his latest display, Paul Parker has urged Ten Hag not to pick him again.

The former England full-back, who won the Premier League twice and the double under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 90s, even claims that Martial has a “face like a slapped a***” and that the reserve goalkeeper “would do a better job” as striker.

Parker told SpilXperten: “I hope that his situation has gotten worse after that argument. I really hope so, because it's getting embarrassing now.

“He has had his opportunities to go and prove himself at Sevilla. He came back and has been given so many chances. He hasn't grabbed the chance, it's incredible.

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“He is not showing any enthusiasm. There is this phrase, that if someone looks like him, they have a face like a slapped a***.

“I just look at him sometimes and believe he should sit at a table in Las Vegas, because he looks like a gambler. We don´t know if he is enjoying himself, you just don´t know.”

Parker then added: “If I did what he did on the touchline, when I played under Sir Alex Ferguson… I would have crumbled and I would have lost the battle.

“In addition to that, not one player would have supported me. He disrespected his boss. You can't do that, no matter what the argument was.

“As far as I'm concerned, that should be his last game for Man United. Next time Rasmus Hojlund can't play, they should play the reserve goalkeeper ahead of Martial. He would do a better job than Martial.

“He doesn't enjoy being at Man United. He doesn't care about his team-mates and he makes them into bad players, because he don´t care.”

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