Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has admitted that his former boss, Louis van Gaal, was “annoying” at times.
Martial got off to a winning start under Jose Mourinho, as United beat Bournemouth on Sunday, thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimović, Wayne Rooney, and Juan Mata.
The 20-year-old featured in the win, but played on the left-hand side rather than the center, where he is said to be more comfortable. However, he put in an incredible performance, and even managed to make two assists.
Louis van Gaal was the man who brought Anthony Martial to Manchester. Van Gaal paid £36 million for the Frenchman, making him the most expensive teenage transfer in history.
Louis, keen to develop the young Martial, took him under his mentorship, and hoped that he would one day become great.
And Anthony has now opened up about his relationship with Louis van Gaal and the manager’s leadership and skills – revealing that they were somewhat “annoying” at times.
Anthony told L’Equipe: “He always showed me videos together with his assistant, even when I had scored a double. He pointed out the things I had done wrong.
“Sometimes it was annoying because you expected to be shown the things you did well, but I knew it was for my own good.”
He went on to reveal that he doesn’t have any hard feelings for Louis, however, and instead thinks that his “annoying” habits were what helped him improve.
“I had a great relationship with Van Gaal. He always demanded perfection from me. He has done a lot for me.”
Since Anthony Martial joined Manchester United, he has flourished, and even become a fan favorite.
He made his debut for the Red Devils against their fierce rivals, Liverpool. The intensity of the match didn’t mean much to Martial, and the youngster even managed to score a late goal against the Merseyside club.