Mourinho ‘tells Martial he will start’ Man United showdown with Juventus

first_imgMourinho praised his attacking players for their second-half display against Chelsea, with Martial the star.“The team played very well. Individually in the second half our attacking players raised the bar,” said the Red Devils’ boss.“I’m really, really, really pleased with the individuals and the team. I’m not annoyed with anything.” Getty REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow MONEY 2 RANKED 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Anthony Martial’s impressive recent form is set to be rewarded with a start against Italian giants Juventus in the Champions League.The Frenchman has grabbed three goals in his last two games, including a brace in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea on Saturday.center_img BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The 22-year-old has struggled establish himself as a regular starter under Mourinho, but the pair’s relationship appears healthier now, with smiles and hugs exchanged at Stamford Bridge following Martial’s stunning performance.The £50m signing recently claimed there was never an issue between himself and Mourinho.“Come on, things were not tense between us to begin with,” Martial said.“We have a player-coach relationship and I hope that we will continue like that and bring Manchester United as much as possible.” Martial will look to continue his fine form against Juve And, according to RMC Radio, Jose Mourinho has put his faith in the French winger ahead of the showdown with Juve on Tuesday night.United are without forwards Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard through injury, as Martial looks to seize his opportunity on the big stage at Old Trafford.Martial’s future at the club had looked bleak after Mourinho criticised him for leaving the pre-season tour of America to witness the birth of his child. ADVICE Martial bagged a brace against Chelsea Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice REVEALED last_img read more