Ex-Premier League striker Darren Bent: 'Martial is not world class, Harry Kane is world class'

Ex-Premier League striker Darren Bent: 'Martial is not world class, Harry Kane is world class'
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  • Robin van Persie labelled Martial a 'world-class striker' earlier this week.
  • Darren Bent disagrees, stating that the Frenchman is not 'ruthless enough'.

Speaking on talkSPORT about Anthony Martial, former Premier League striker Darren Bent said: "I think he's a very good footballer, he's got fantastic feet, but I still don't think he's ruthless enough in front of goal.

"He's not world class, not yet. Robert Lewandowski is world class. Harry Kane is world class. If he can consistently keep putting these goals in over a number of years then of course you can put him in there, but not yet.

"Martial shows flashes of brilliance at times, but if you were to put Kane in those positions last night how many of those chances would he have scored? Probably all of them, because that's how ruthless he is."

Martial is enjoying his most prolific season at Manchester United to date, having scored 23 goals in the ongoing 2019/20 campaign.

On Monday, former Old Trafford striker Robin van Persie labelled the Frenchman 'a world-class player' after the 24-year-old's impressive display against FC Copenhagen in the Europa League.

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Source: talkSPORT

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