MOURINHO URGES MARTIAL TO GIVE HIM WHAT HE LIKES
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has urged striker Anthony Martial to “give me things that I like” if he wants to feature in the first team.
The 21-year-old, who joined United for £36m in 2015, has started 12 Premier League games this season.
And the France forward was left out of the match-day squad for last Sunday’s 2-0 win over Chelsea.
“I go in the direction of the players, they have to also come in my direction,” said the Portuguese.
“The same way I know what the players like, I think the players also know what I like,” he added.
“That’s why [Marcus] Rashford, even without scoring goals, is always a player I trust and I play. He is always a player I support because he is always coming in the direction that I want from a Manchester United player.
“It’s about going in the direction we like. Is Anthony [Martial] a player with great potential? Yes, I think. Can he play successfully for me? Yes, I think. But he needs to give me things that I like very much.”