Following comments from Arsene Wenger that Manchester United’s £36m signing Anthony Martial is more of a winger than a striker, the player’s agent has hit back at the boss.

Wenger, who claims to have been keeping an eye on Martial for a long time, insisted that we already have players in his position i.e. wingers.

United have been playing the 19-year-old as a striker and he’s been incredibly effective, scoring four goals in as many appearances.

Martial’s agent however seems more concerned with Wenger’s comments than the player does and has taken great exception to the boss saying that he’s not a striker, saying, Anthony is a true modern centre forward.

I don’t agree with him because Anthony scored between 25 and 30 goals a season at Lyon’s youth academy while playing as a centre forward and having never played as a winger.

“When he gets free and leaves the centre, it’s actually to speed up and get away from the central defenders.”

Manchester United's French midfielder Anthony Martial (L) shoots to score their third goal past Ipswich Town's
Manchester United’s French midfielder Anthony Martial (L) shoots to score their third goal past Ipswich Town’s Polish defender Piotr Malarczyk during the English League Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Ipswich Town at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 23, 2015. Manchester United won the game 3-0. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

The agent added, “If Arsene Wenger’s analysis is made with the aim of justifying not having signed Anthony, then I accept his remarks and he’s therefore a winger.

“But in football, there are those who follow players and those who buy them.”

It’s unclear why the agent took the boss’s comments so personally; they’re weren’t negative in any way, just an attempt at justifying why he didn’t buy the lad. Although it definitely seems to have hit a sore spot.

Imagine Wenger thinking a striker is more of a winger, how dare he. Next, he’ll be moving central midfielders out there – what a monster!

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