Watch: Troy Deeney rubbishes criticism of Anthony Martial the No.9

Anthony Martial celebrates

Watford captain Troy Deeney has hit back at critics of Anthony Martial among Manchester United supporters, asking: “How can you not love Martial?”

Martial has been a polarising player throughout his five years at Old Trafford, often looking like a spectacular talent when on form while regularly having his attitude and work-rate questioned during more difficult spells.

The France international’s performances in 2019-20 have been under more scrutiny than usual after being moved in from the wing and deployed as a more traditional No.9 by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

In an interview with The United Stand, Deeney was asked for his opinion on Martial’s ability as a centre-forward and explained his frustration at some of the criticism directed at the 24-year-old.

Troy Deeney (Watford Striker) on Anthony Martial as to How he’s doing in a Striker role from r/reddevils

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