Mourinho Could Axe Martial

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Anthony Martial comes on as a substitute to replace Luke Shaw Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine

Anthony Martial began playing youth football for Les Ulis. He began his professional career at Lyon, and then transferred to AS Monaco in 2013 for a fee of €6 million.

He was a member of Monaco’s squad for two seasons, and signed for Manchester United in 2015 for an initial fee of £36 million, which could potentially rise to £57.6 million.

Martial hit the ground running as he scored a wonderful goal against rivals Liverpool after coming on as a substitute on his Manchester United debut.

Last season, he was United’s top scorer, with 14 goals scored in all competitions.

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However, he has endured a tough start to the 2016-2017 season under new manager José Mourinho.

Former Chelsea striker Cascarino wrote about the drop in Martial’s form in The Times, stating:

“The defeat by City exemplified Mourinho’s issue with wingers. He wants them to be runners, thinking as much — if not more — about tracking their full back as they do about attacking. If they have a decent crossing ability then that helps.”

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He further wrote: “His (Martial’s) future may depend on whether the fans side with their star or their manager.

“Marcus Rashford is another young player with a problem because he will not start ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the only other position that he could play would be out wide. That would be a complete waste.  All fans like seeing young players, particularly locals lads, doing well. Failing to get the most out of Rashford and Martial could become a real issue for Mourinho.”

Cascarino also hints at Martial leaving Old Trafford in his statements.

He said: “Martial needs freedom and licence to attack and not have to worry constantly about defending — he won’t get that under Mourinho and, given all his talent, I can’t see him being too willing to change his style.”

Do you agree with Cascarino’s opinions? Is Anthony Martial’s Manchester United career really at stake?


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1 Comment

  1. Imafidon B Elvis on September 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    If mourinho free him(martial) up attacking he will do better but if not and mourinho want martial run throughout 90mnt there will be problem becouse martial will loose focous,the he can do it (play a good f’ball)will lost and also if him lost a better strenght in a game with complain from mourinho around all time martial will want to becouse belive he can play is off and mourinho will never want to fail becouse of one player rether(mourinho) keep such player off or bring in a new person(player) who can do the JOB instantly in any cast….£lvis

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