Anthony Martial has finally opened up about his supposedly “strained” relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.
The Manchester United starlet starred in the Red Devils’ 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday, by bagging both the goals at Stamford Bridge. His display earned him an approving pat and an embrace from the gaffer on the touchline, along with some praiseworthy comments.
The United fanbase was left delighted by these aforementioned sights, as they indicated that things might finally be heading in the right direction as far as the France international’s relationship with Mourinho was concerned.
Martial had reportedly fallen out with the Portuguese tactician, and the former’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, confirming that the youngster was indeed unhappy at Old Trafford had only made the matter worse in the summer.
But now, Martial himself has finally cleared the air. Speaking after the 2-2 draw in London, Martial revealed: “Come on, things were not tense between us to begin with. We have a player-coach relationship and I hope that we will continue like that and bring Manchester United as much as possible.”
The 22-year-old has managed to score thrice in the previous two Premier League fixtures, and when asked about his recent goal-scoring form, he replied: “It has done me the world of good, of course.
“However, ultimately, I am disappointed. We deserved to win (vs Chelsea) but we shipped the goal in the last minute and it cost us.”
Martial further spoke about how the recent results against Newcastle and Chelsea have eased the pressure of the Red Devils, by adding: “We were not doing well. However, we worked hard and this sort of match enabled us to show that we are a good team.
“We want to continue with another good game against Juventus on Tuesday.”