Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United fans about Anthony Martial

Jose Mourinho heaps praise on Anthony Martial after Manchester United's 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday

Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Anthony Martial for his attitude at Manchester United in recent days after the French striker helped to fire the Red Devils to a 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

The French striker was restored to the starting line-up at Old Trafford and did not let his manager down as he made his 10th Premier League start of the season.

Juan Mata gave Manchester United the lead with a cool finish in the first half, before Martial netted after half-time to wrap up all three points for Mourinho’s men.

There had been speculation about Martial’s situation at Manchester United in recent days but Mourinho has admitted that he was thrilled by the striker’s application in training in recent weeks.

Speaking to BBC Sport after Saturday’s win, Mourinho said: “Martial deserves the chance.

“He has worked harder than ever in the last two weeks in the way I like – silence but hard.”

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Manchester United are now 11 points behind Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ trip to Burnley in the top flight on Sunday afternoon.

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