Anthony Martial sends clear message to Man United boss Jose Mourinho
Anthony Martial opens up about his frustrating start to the season at Manchester United
Anthony Martial has admitted his frustration at not getting more of a regular spot in the first team at Manchester United this season.
The French striker has found his first-team opportunities at Old Trafford to be somewhat limited under Jose Mourinho so far this term, with the 21-year-old having only started three of the Red Devils’ 11 opening Premier League games.
Martial has still been in good form for Manchester United, with the forward having scored seven goals and made four assists in all competitions so far this season.
The striker once again came off the bench during the 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
And Martial has now spoken out about his situation at Old Trafford as he looks to try and win back a more regular place in the first team at the club.
Martial told SFR Sport, as quoted by the Daily Express: “It’s easier to start the game.
“When you come off the bench, the other players are warmed up, they’re totally in the game, and you have to get into it straight away.
“I prefer to start the game, I have more time to get myself into the game.
“I have faith in my qualities, and I think the manager has confidence in me, too, so it’s up to me to continue putting in good performances, and if I do that, I think I’ll play a bit more.”
Martial will be hoping to start for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday 18 November.
Manchester United’s loss to Chelsea left Mourinho’s men second in the table and eight points behind leaders Manchester City.