Anthony Martial dismisses talk of rift with Jose Mourinho
Anthony Martial insists there is no rift between him and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho despite baby row: ‘Come on – things were not tense between us to begin with’
- There has been talk of a rift between Anthony Martial and Jose Mourinho
- Mourinho criticised Martial for leaving pre-season tour after birth of child
- Martial’s agent claimed he wanted to leave Old Trafford in the summer
- READ: Man United to make revised contract offer to Martial in coming weeks
Anthony Martial insists there has never been a problem between him and Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
The relationship between the pair appeared to sour over the summer when the United manager criticised Martial for leaving the tour of America to be at the birth of his child.
The Frenchman looked to be heading to the exit door and has yet to agree an extension to his deal that expires in 2020.
Anthony Martial has dismissed talk of a rift with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Mourinho was critical of the French international for leaving the club’s tour of the USA
His agent claimed Martial wanted to leave the club in June in search of regular first-team football.
But with United preparing a revised offer in the coming weeks, Martial has moved to quash any talk of a strained relationship with his boss.
‘Come on – things were not tense between us to begin with,’ the 22-year-old told reporters following the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
‘We have a player-coach relationship and I hope that we will continue like that and bring Manchester United as much as possible.’
Martial left to attend the birth of his child but had been unsettled at the club
The 22-year-old fired a brace as United were held to a 2-2 draw by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Martial scored for the second game in a row, firing a brace as United were denied victory at Stamford Bridge by a Ross Barkley equaliser deep into added time.
The striker hopes that they can take their improved displays into the Champions League clash with Juventus in midweek.
‘We were not doing well,’ he said. ‘However, we worked hard and this sort of match enabled us to show that we are a good team.
‘We want to continue with another good game against Juventus on Tuesday.
‘[The goals] have done me the world of good. However, ultimately, I am disappointed. We deserved to win but we shipped the goal in the last minute and it cost us.’
Source: Read Full Article