“Martial could take Griezmann’s place for France” – Man Utd striker outclasses Barcelona star, admits Leboeuf


Red Devils leader finds his feet in central role as World Cup winner fights for form following move to Camp Nou

Anthony Martial could oust Antoine Griezmann from a central role with France, admits Frank Leboeuf, the Manchester United striker currently outclassing a Barcelona superstar.Struggles for consistency at Old Trafford led a 24-year-old to be excluded from the Blues’ triumphant team at the 2018 World Cup.

Martial however remained in the thoughts of Didier Deschamps and is enjoying the most productive campaign of his career to date in 2019-2020.

A first senior hat-trick, recorded during his last outing against Sheffield United, saw a man moved to the middle by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reach 19 goals for the season.

This transport, as well as the progress made as No. 9, is considered to have Martial knocking on the door for a more important role internationally.

He will face fierce competition for places when it comes to a starting position with France, but a serious claim is at stake.

Griezmann, who has been Deschamps’s favorite man for quite some time now, struggled to find his spark in his first test campaign in Barcelona – with only 14 goals recorded following a hit .

Another option for the world champions, Olivier Giroud, is struggling to find regular football at Chelsea and is now 33 – although he has won a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

With seemingly insufficient options in shape as the countdown continues for a European Championship rescheduled in 2021, Leboeuf believes Martial could be the man to lead France.

The 1998 World Cup winner said ESPN FC: ” Good [Martial] is very fortunate to be on the team and if he continues like this, I’m sure Didier Deschamps will think of him.

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“It is true that with the problems that Griezmann is currently having in Barcelona, ​​with Giroud aging, there is a clear chance for Anthony Martial to be in the team and perhaps in the first XI.

“If he is consistent, he will be sure of the national team. It has been and will be again. ”

To date, Martial has won 18 caps for France, the goal having only been found once during these outings.


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