Anthony Martial sends direct message to Jose Mourinho about Man United role

The Manchester United forward is hoping to break into Jose Mourinho's starting line-up after his winner against Tottenham

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial Photo: The Sport Review

Anthony Martial has admitted that he wants to start more Premier League games but has acknowledged Marcus Rashford deserves his chance in Jose Mourinho’s team.

The France international was named on the bench for the sixth time this season for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United were looking to secure their first Premier League win in their last three games following a disappointing run of form in the top flight.

However, the Red Devils secured three points to get their title bid back on track thanks to Martial’s winner with nine minutes to go at Old Trafford in Saturday’s early kick-off.

The 21-year-old replaced Rashford in the 70th minute before he got on the score sheet 11 minutes later with his fourth goal of the season from the bench.

Martial has only started three games in the Premier League this season as Mourinho continues to persist with Rashford in his starting line up ahead of the ex-Monaco man.

Asked about whether he was happy with his role as an impact substitute, Martial replied: “No. Me I want to play.

“I don’t want to be on the bench. Rashford has been good too and the manager wants to give us a chance.”

Martial moved to Manchester United in a £36m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the 2015 summer transfer window.

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