Claudio Ranieri backs Anthony Martial to bounce back for Manchester United

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has backed Manchester United forward Anthony Martial to come good for Red Devils.

The Italian gears up to face Manchester United and Martial as Leicester City face the Old Trafford side on Saturday at King Power Stadium.

Ranieri, who managed Martial at Monaco, is confident that the 19-year-old has all qualities to become a great player for Red Devils. Martial joined Manchester United on the deadline day for a record fee of £36 million for any teenager. He started brilliantly for the Old Trafford side as he scored four goals in his first four matches.

Criticism from Scholes will make Martial strong

Martial came under criticism of former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes after the team endured a goalless draw against PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on Wednesday. He suggested that Martial is not bothered about his missed chances against the Dutch side.

Ranieri suggested that “It is right to make criticism, and Scholes made the right criticism” and he believes Martial will do even better when he is criticised. He further added, “it will improve his mind. His character is very strong, he is young but strong. It is important that he is also intelligent and then he can improve.”

Martial has very strong focus to achieve big things

Ranieri also hailed Martial’s impact for his Monaco side was “amazing.”The Italian revealed that “I have watched him grow a lot since two or three years ago when I bought him from Lyon. Now he is young, but he is a man.”

Ranieri also insisted that Martial has great determination and focus to achieve big things for himself and his club. He admitted that “already, three years ago, Martial knew very well where he will arrive because his focus was to achieve a high level of football in the world. I think he can arrive.”