Manchester United star Anthony Martial ignored boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before he was taken off against Newcastle on Sunday, it has been claimed.
Martial had another disappointing game in front of goal at Old Trafford and was taken off during the second half.
Despite Edinson Cavani’s recent good form, Martial was favoured to start through the middle against Newcastle, with Daniel James on his right and Marcus Rashford on the left.
But Solskjaer found fault in the 25-year-old’s performance and could regularly be heard shouting at him to provide some movement, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Solskjaer apparently yelled at Martial: “Some movement! Antho, move. Start moving.”
The United boss clearly wanted the centre-forward to be more active when he was stood on the halfway line.
Speedy winger James had the ball at one point and sprinted down the right to drill in a cross, but Martial failed to catch up with him after dawdling in the middle of the pitch.
After failing to answer Solskjaer’s instructions, Martial was hauled off in the second half for Mason Greenwood.
The youngster, who had signed a new contract at Old Trafford just last week, looked sharp after being introduced and had a few chances of his own.
This isn’t the first time Solskjaer has been said to have barked instructions at Martial – only to be left with little response.
Against Tottenham last season, Solskjaer apparently yelled at Martial to “get in the box,” – an instruction which went ignored.
Despite his lack of goals, Martial has always retained the confidence of Solskjaer whenever the United boss has been asked about the striker.
Speaking earlier this month, the Norwegian boss said: “No [I’m not concerned by his form]. I know Anto is working hard to get back to where he was. And he’ll score goals.”