sport news Solskjaer backs Martial to follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backs Anthony Martial to follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps after signing new contract Anthony Martial signed a new long-term deal on Thursday   Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Martial can become a 20-goal-a-season player United are in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon away to Leicester 

By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline

Published: 08:46 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 08:59 GMT, 1 February 2019

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Anthony Martial can follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s example and realise his world-class potential at , according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Frenchman has signed a new £200,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford, committing himself to United until 2024.

Solskjaer believes that Martial only needs to look at what Ronaldo has achieved in his career since making his name at United to see what he can do in the game.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on Anthony Martial after he signed a new contract

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on Anthony Martial after he signed a new contract

Martial put pen to paper on a five-year contract worth £200,000-a-week at Old Trafford

Martial put pen to paper on a five-year contract worth £200,000-a-week at Old Trafford

‘Cristiano was the best, the way he's changed to now,’ said Solskjaer. ‘‘That's up to any player if you make a decision on how to develop your own career. 

'You've got to model yourself on someone and you've got to have more challenges ahead.

‘I spoke (to him) about my experience at this club what he can achieve. You talk about Cristiano's career, what he's made, how he's got there and all the fantastic players we've got. 

'Anthony wants to be a part of this, and the club have got a top player there.

‘I know how much this club can give to your career and I think by being honest with him it's the best place to be. I made my career and it was easy to sell the club to Anthony, but he knows what we're capable of.

Solskjaer backs Martial to replicate the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo at United in coming years

Solskjaer backs Martial to replicate the impact of

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