According to previous reports, Martial is already believed to be frustrated with his life at the Old Trafford club, due to Mourinho’s lack of faith in him, as well as the boss’ reluctance to let him consistently feature in the starting line-up.
Jose had publicly promised the former Monaco starlet that he will get to play in United’s Premier League clash against Hull City if he performed well in their FA Cup match-up against Wigan. And the Frenchman did put in a terrific display, by providing 2 assists in the Red Devils’ emphatic 4-0 win.
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However, Martial was still left out of the starting line-up, and Mourinho’s men ended up playing out a frustrating 0-0 draw against the Tigers.
The 21-year-old has not only fallen down the pecking order under the Portuguese, but has also been on the receiving end of some heavy criticism from his boss, after Mourinho’s previous claim that he was “running out of patience” with the youngster.
Furthermore, the Special One also publicly hit out at Martial’s agent for suggesting that his client could leave United on loan in the January transfer window. Mourinho urged the France international to simply follow the advice given by him and his management team, and completely ignore whatever his agent had to say.
Jose Mourinho’s mixed signals, coupled with his lack of faith in the forward’s ability, has left Anthony Martial believing that the controversial manager actually wants to drive him out of Manchester United.
And with some recent rumours claiming the Reds are all set to offload three of their first-team players – including Tony Martial – in order to fund a move for Antoine Griezmann, there may indeed be some truth in this report.