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Martial Embracing Pressure of Man Utd’s No. 9 Shirt

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Anthony Martial is embracing the pressure of being Manchester United’s No. 9, with the Frenchman delighted to be back in a favoured central striking role.

An iconic squad number was handed to the exciting frontman upon his arrival at Old Trafford in 2015.

He delivered 17 goals in his debut campaign and was tipped to become an integral part of the Red Devils’ attacking unit.

Martial is determined to make the most of his opportunity, telling the Red Devils’ official club app: “Since I was a young kid, I have always played as a striker but, then again, I’m fine with playing more out wide as it’s a position that I enjoy playing.

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“But it’s a real pleasure to find myself back in that more central role so I hope I can really help the team from there and go on to score plenty of goals.”

On the message passed onto him by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – himself a former goal-getter – Martial added: “Now that I’ve taken the number nine shirt back once again, all he has said to me is that I have a responsibility and that I have to score goals, so that’s what I’m trying to do.”

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