Anthony Martial Freely Admits He Wants a Full Time Starting Role


Manager, Jose Mourinho will not be able to add to his Manchester United squad in the January transfer window unless sells some players in his current squad.

For United, the defeat marked their second in three league games and left them eight points behind leaders Manchester City. With Mourinho opting to field a defensive lineup, Martial has found himself out of the starting eleven more often than not this season.

"It's easier to start the game, ' Martial said in an interview with French outlet SFR Sport (transcript Daily Mail)". I prefer to start games and show what I'm capable of.

The coming summer promises to be a very important one for United, who have a number of players either out contract or entering their last 12 months of their deal.

The Frenchman believes that unlike Manchester City manager Guardiola, who uses every player from his squad, Mourinho is still dealing with some players who he didn't really want in the Man United team.

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The former Chelsea coach has splashed out a whopping £285m on new signings and broke the world transfer record to bring in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

The flirtation with PSG still raised eyebrows at Old Trafford - as will this approach.

A few gasps of exasperation at Lukaku's lack of energy to chase a couple of balls in the 1-0 win against Tottenham hardly constituted a fans revolt, but Mourinho ensured this was the top of debate as he went public in his criticism of United fans on three separate occasions.

It has been made clear that he is committed to Manchester United.

Desailly believes that Mourinho is still having to shoehorn players into his squad that he does not want, however, and has backed the three-time Premier League title victor to eventually get it right at Old Trafford. The same season saw Liverpool also produce some of their best ever performances in the recent past, but they were unable to match United's consistency and their scintillating numbers in attack.