BBC pundit delivers damning verdict on Man United attacker’s performance vs. West Ham

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Manchester United are out of this season’s Carabao Cup following a 1-0 home defeat against David Moyes’ West Ham United. 

The Red Devils would have come into Wednesday night’s cup match in good spirits having recently beaten the Hammers 2-1 in the Premier League.

However, the third round tie wasn’t meant to be and after a first-half strike from South American attacker Manuel Lanzini beat back-up goalkeeper Dean Henderson, the Hammers were able to shut up shop and successfully see the game out.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named a much-changed side which included midfielder Donny van de Beek picking up a rare start while striker Anthony Martial was recalled to lead the side’s line.

Despite many positives, especially from van de Beek and also the likes of Diogo Dalot, Martial’s lacklustre performance is once again a major cause for concern.

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Poor in attack and non-existence in defence, the Frenchman’s on-field struggles are becoming glaringly obvious.

Reacting to Martial’s performance, which barely drew any excitement, BBC pundit and former Premier League striker Dion Dublin, who spoke live on BBC Radio, said: “There were too many parts in the game where Manchester United did not do enough, the final third was poor.

“We need to see more from Anthony Martial, we have said it many times before but he is not helping his cause.

“I want to see him sweating and putting the ball in the back of the net. He has not done enough since being at United, you see flashes and think it is the start then he doesn’t do anything.

“His body language is horrible to watch, he doesn’t want to run around and work hard to be Manchester United’s number nine.”

The Red Devils’ next match is set to be back in the Premier League on Saturday where they will host Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 12.30pm (UK time).

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