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Manchester United star Anthony Martial admits he is annoyed with lesser role this season under Jose Mourinho

French forward has been confined to predominantly a bench role at Old Trafford this term, scoring four goals as a sub

Manchester United star Anthony Martial has admitted he is annoyed with his lesser role this season under Jose Mourinho.

The French forward, 21, has been confined to predominantly a bench role at Old Trafford this term, scoring four goals as a substitute.

Anthony Martial is running out of patience in his bench role at Man United

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Anthony Martial is running out of patience in his bench role at Man United

But now, Martial – who was voted United’s Player of the Month for October – has hit out at the Special One, asking him to let him start more often.


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Martial, who’s scored six goals in all competitions this season, claimed: “It’s easier to start the game.

“When you come off the bench, the other players are warmed up, they’re totally in the game, and you have to get into it straight away.

“I prefer to start the game, I have more time to get myself into the game.

Anthony Martial scored the winner against Tottenham just over a week ago

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Anthony Martial scored the winner against Tottenham just over a week ago

“I have faith in my qualities, and I think the manager has confidence in me, too.

“So it’s up to me to continue putting in good performances, and if I do that, I think I’ll play a bit more.”

Ex-Monaco man Martial added: “We all prefer to play, even if at United when I come off the bench, I make a difference.

“I prefer to start games and show what I’m capable of.

Jose Mourinho prefers to use Anthony Martial as an impact player off the bench

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Jose Mourinho prefers to use Anthony Martial as an impact player off the bench

“When you score and you’re a forward, you’re happy.

“It’s going well. Even though I’m a substitute, I play often.

“I’ve played three, two games in the Champions League, I play one game in two.

“It’s going well. I’d like to play more – that’s going to come through my performances.”

Anthony Martial has revealed he much prefers starting a game

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Anthony Martial has revealed he much prefers starting a game

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