Jose Mourinho drops Man United hint about Anthony Martial

Jose Mourinho suggests that Anthony Martial could be set to play an important role for Man United next term

Anthony Martial
Manchester United striker Anthony Martial Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has suggested that Anthony Martial could be set to play an important role for Manchester United in the first part of the season.

The striker’s situation at Old Trafford has been something of a source of speculation this summer amid reports that the 22-year-old is keen on a move away from the club.

Martial struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under Mourinho last season and his agent was quoted as saying that he was keen on a move away from Manchester United.

However, the French striker has already reported back to Manchester United to begin pre-season training, and he is currently in the US with the rest of his team-mates.

Manchester United will be without a handful of their key attacking players at the start of the season due to their involvement in the World Cup.

And Mourinho has appeared to suggest that Martial will play a key role in attack for the Red Devils in the first few weeks of the new campaign.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Mourinho said: “It will be important for us to work with [Juan] Mata, Alexis, Martial which we think will be the players to have in attack for the start of the season.

“No [Romelu] Lukaku no [Jesse] Lingard, no [Marcus] Rashford, if Alexis isn’t working with us for 10/15 days it will be very bad.”

Manchester United will be aiming to at least challenge for the Premier League title next season after they finished second and without a trophy last term.

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