Manchester United striker Anthony Martial needs the help of his teammates and manager to get him out of his rut after another poor performance saw the Reds crash out of the Carabao Cup.

Martial was handed a starting role against the Hammers in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo who was rested and the injured Edinson Cavani, but failed to make an impression as Manuel Lanzini's goal in the opening 10 minutes was enough to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side eliminated.

While United didn't have any real stand-out performers in the game, former Chelsea and West Ham striker Carlton Cole picked the 25-year-old France international out as someone who failed to take their chance in this game when it comes to future selections.

Speaking to Sky Sports as a pundit after the defeat, Cole said: "Martial has to leave an imprint on this game, it was a massive chance for him and he isn’t always going to be the main man this season but when he does I want to see more energy, dragging the defenders out, creating space for others.

"There was one point where [Nemanja] Matic played him the ball and he played it to the side of him thinking he was going to move onto the ball and he said he wanted it to feet, you can’t always get it to feet, sometimes you’ve got be able to get it on the half turn, but he wants it straight on and you can’t play football like that.

"Hopefully he gets out of that situation and gets better and better, he needs the help of his peers and manager to get him out of what he’s in right now because it’s not looking well for him."

United will look to bounce back from the defeat against Aston Villa at the weekend when they return to Premier League action at Old Trafford.

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