• Anthony Martial’s proved every doubter wrong since his £36million move to Manchester United

    Anthony Martial’s proved every doubter wrong since his £36million move to Manchester United

    Manchester United fans had reason to be wary when the club decided to fork out £36million for Anthony Martial on deadline day in 2015.

    The Frenchman, just 19 at the time, was yet to make his full debut for the national side and was a virtual unknown before his record-breaking move to the Theatre of Dreams.

    Martial’s doubters were right to be sceptical and Louis van Gaal’s decision to purchase the teenager having let Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez […]

  • Mourinho issues stark warning to struggling Martial

    Mourinho issues stark warning to struggling Martial

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has emphasised his players have to earn the right to be selected after leaving Anthony Martial out of his latest matchday squad.

    Although available, forward Martial, having started the previous game, was not part of the United 18 for Thursday’s 4-0 Europa League win over Feyenoord.

    Martial scored 17 goals in his first season with United last term, but has netted only twice so far in 2016-17.

    When asked about the 20-year-old Frenchman’s omission, Mourinho confirmed Martial had […]

  • Mourinho explains why Martial was axed from Manchester United team

    Mourinho explains why Martial was axed from Manchester United team

    Jose Mourinho has revealed that Anthony Martial was dropped for Manchester United’s win over Feyenoord on Thursday due to selection reasons, rather than injury.

    The France international wasn’t even named on the bench for the 4-0 victory over the Dutch club at Old Trafford, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan impressed in an advanced midfield role.

    But Mourinho insists the 20-year-old is fit and available for Sunday’s clash against West Ham.

    ‘He [Martial] was okay for this game, it was just an option [not to pick […]

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has tried everything to help Anthony Martial

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has tried everything to help Anthony Martial

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has tried pretty much every trick in the book to try and get Anthony Martial back to his best this season, according to reports.

    The Portuguese had a reputation for many years for being one of the best man-managers in the game, but has struggled in recent times to get his players on the same wavelength.

    Mourinho’s extremely demanding approach saw him fall out with a number of big names at Chelsea last season, but he has […]

  • Didier Deschamps snubs Anthony Martial again

    Didier Deschamps snubs Anthony Martial again

    France boss Didier Deschamps has delivered a fresh snub to Manchester United striker Anthony Martial by calling up debutant Thomas Lemar following Kingsley Coman’s injury.

    The United forward, 20, was dropped from France’s latest squad for Olivier Giroud, who has barely featured for Arsenal this term.

    Martial made Deschamps’ 23-man squad for Euro 2016 but barely featured as Les Bleus lost in the final to Portugal.

    The young Frenchman is capable of playing as a striker and as a winger, making him a […]

  • Martial was hurt by losing United No. 9 shirt, says agent

    Martial was hurt by losing United No. 9 shirt, says agent

    The French striker was apparently disappointed by the decision to hand Zlatan his shirt number, although he denied rumours that he had a poor relationship with Mourinho.

    Anthony Martial was “hurt” by Manchester United handing Zlatan Ibrahimovic his number-nine jersey, the striker’s agent has claimed.

    Martial was handed the coveted shirt number upon his arrival from Monaco in 2015, but had to settle for No.11 instead when Ibrahimovic joined from Paris Saint-Germain.

    “I am not going to lie about it, it hurt him […]

  • Man United star DROPPED by his country and replaced by Arsenal ace

    Man United star DROPPED by his country and replaced by Arsenal ace

    Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has been dropped from Didier Deschamps’ France squad and has been replaced by Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

    Martial, 20, has had a slow start to the season under Jose Mourinho and he’s picked up a number of injuries.

    The winger’s scored just twice since Mourinho’s arrival and has been overlooked for the likes of Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford in recent weeks.

    The former Monaco man was included in Deschamps’ last squad, when France beat the Netherlands 1-0 […]

  • Martial makes shock return to Man Utd training as mystery around absence grows

    Martial makes shock return to Man Utd training as mystery around absence grows

    Anthony Martial appears to have recovered from his injury woes and was pictured training with Manchester United just a day after the club claimed he was struggling with a knock.

     

    The France international looked set to face Liverpool on Monday night at Anfield after tweeting he was ‘ready for tonight’ on the day in question.

    But his involvement in the match soon became shrouded in controversy as he deleted the tweet and was pictured with his girlfriend with a face mask on.

    The […]

  • Man Utd finally clarify why Martial missed Liverpool clash after hours of confusion

    Man Utd finally clarify why Martial missed Liverpool clash after hours of confusion

    Manchester United have confirmed Anthony Martial missed Monday night’s clash with Liverpool through injury.

    Jose Mourinho’s men secured a 0-0 draw at Anfield but the Frenchman’s absence was the source of some confusion.

    The Frenchman was a notable absentee during a squad training session in a car park ahead of the game but he appeared to believe he would be playing by tweeting ‘ready for tonight’.

    Martial, 20, then sent fans’ alarm bells ringing by deleting the tweet, which suggested he would not […]

  • Two key Manchester United stars absent from squad ahead of Liverpool clash

    Two key Manchester United stars absent from squad ahead of Liverpool clash

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial were absent from Manchester United’s pre-match stroll around Liverpool’s city centre ahead of Monday night’s clash at Anfield.

    Jose Mourinho’s players were pictured stretching in a car park near the Titanic Hotel but Mkhitaryan and Martial were both not seen in the group.

    Mkhitaryan hasn’t featured for United since he was brought off at half-time in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City last month and missed the international break as he continued his recovery from a groin […]

  • Manchester United’s Anthony Martial knows he ‘can perform better’

    Manchester United’s Anthony Martial knows he ‘can perform better’

    Manchester United forward Anthony Martial said he has not been at his best this season — and people “have not seen the true Martial” yet.

    Martial, 20, has not started for United since being substituted with a calf injury in the 3-1 defeat at Watford last month. He has come off the bench twice since then, scoring in the 1-1 home draw against Stoke City.

    The France forward, who also came off the bench for France against Netherlands during the international break, […]