Mourinho-Martial relationship: Anthony Martial opens up on his relationship with Jose Mourinho after the match against Chelsea.
Manchester United held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge, with Anthony Martial leading a stunning comeback. The Frenchman scored both the goals for United in the second half.
United’s season has been full of struggles so far, but the last two matches have been fairly positive for Mourinho and the players. The club, however, is 9th in the Premier League with 14 points – 9 points behind league leaders and city rivals Manchester City.
Before the football began, there were a lot of speculations over the strained relationship with Jose Mourinho and Anthony Martial. The manager was visibly disgruntled when Martial left the pre-season tour midway to attend the birth of his child.
The Frenchman, however, has no spoken on the relationship with his manager.
Anthony Martial insisted that there has been no strain in his relationship with the United manager.
“Come on, things were not tense between us to begin with,” said Martial.
The French forward stated that he shares an excellent player-coach relationship with Mourinho.
Anthony Martial: “There is no tension with Mourinho. We have a coach-player relationship and I hope we go on like this and we’ll bring Manchester back as high as possible. ” #MUFC
— Mourinholic (@Mourinholic) October 20, 2018
“We have a player-coach relationship and I hope that we will continue like that and bring Manchester United as much as possible,” said the French international.
Martial said that he was disappointed with the result, but now looks forward to the big game against Juventus in the Champions League. “For sure. It has done me the world of good, of course,” said Martial.
Reflections on the result:
+ Martial is a must start and looked terrific
+ De Gea excellent as always
+ 2-2 away at Chelsea is better than our recent record
– A win was in our grasp and we threw it away
– Lukaku needs to do more
– Still not convinced by Matic’s performances
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) October 20, 2018
“However, ultimately, I am disappointed. We deserved to win but we shipped the goal in the last minute and it cost us.
“We want to continue with another good game against Juventus on Tuesday.”
During the transfer window, Martial’s agent Phillipp Lamboley stated that his client was unhappy at Old Trafford. In an interview to RMC Sport, he said, “We have not reached an agreement for several months. [Martial is] disappointed because he has shown his love for the club and the supporters for three seasons.”
With two good performances against Newcastle and Chelsea, Martial is likely to start against Juventus. As the Italian champions arrive at Old Trafford, United’s former footballer Cristiano Ronaldo will also return to Old Trafford after 5 years.
Peter Schmeichel: “That’s kind of the big bonus, that we get Cristiano back to Old Trafford. I think the crowd at Old Trafford will be very, very happy to see him back. Of course, last time he was there it wasn’t too great for Man United.” pic.twitter.com/eSxygU7AeR
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) October 17, 2018
His last club game at the stadium came in 2013, when he played against the Manchester United in Champions League’s round-of-16 with Real Madrid.