I don’t feel for him – Neville on Man Utd forward

 Manchester United legend Gary Neville has insisted that he doesn’t feel for forward Anthony Martial because he has scored only 89 goals in his nine-years at Old Trafford.

Neville also suggested that Martial’s lack of star quality has hampered summer arrival Rasmus Hojlund.

He spoke on Sky Sports prior to the kick-off of Man United’s Carabao Cup 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

“Sometimes I ask myself the question, when you walk away from a broadcast like Sunday, thinking, “Are we being too harsh?”, Neville said.

“But when you hear that stat that a guy [Anthony Martial] has been at the club nine years, a goalscorer that cost £50 million, £60m, £70m, has scored basically 89 goals in nine years and we still can’t get him out the club, I don’t think we are being too harsh. I don’t think we are being harsh enough.

“I was saying before, if Hojlund came into Manchester United and his partner was Andy Cole or Dwight Yorke or Eric Cantona, I think you’d be seeing a sensation because the pressure would be off him.

“But he’s come into the club and been asked to be the real thing and I feel for him a little bit. I don’t feel for Anthony Martial because he’s been here a long time.”