Anthony Martial makes honest admission about his Man United situation

Anthony Martial reflects on his start to the season at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United striker Anthony Martial Photo: The Sport Review

Anthony Martial has admitted that he would love to play more often for Manchester United but has accepted that he must fight his way back into the first team at the club.

The striker has found his first team opportunities to be somewhat restricted this season under Jose Mourinho, with the forward having been largely limited to appearances from the bench.

The 21-year-old forward has made 10 Premier League appearances so far this season, but he has only started three of those games.

His goal return is impressive, however, with the striker having already netted seven goals and made four assists in all competitions so far this season.

Martial will naturally be hoping to hold down more of a regular starting spot at Old Trafford in the coming weeks and months.

However, the Frenchman appears ready to try and prove to Mourinho that he is worthy of a more regular spot in the first team at the club.

Martial is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: “When you score and you’re a forward, you’re happy. It’s going well. Even though I’m a substitute, I play often.

“I’ve played three, two games in the Champions League, I play one game in two.

“It’s going well. I’d like to play more – that’s going to come through my performances.”

Martial will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch home clash against Newcastle at Old Trafford on 18 November.

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