Man Utd attacker Martial: I want to prove Mourinho wrong

Anthony Martial reveals he was desperate to prove Mourinho wrong

Anthony Martial reveals he was desperate to prove Mourinho wrong

Jose Mourinho's motivational methods are well-documented and Anthony Martial suggests his approach worked with him.

Anthony Martial has opened up on his relationship with José Mourinho, admitting that he "definitely" wanted to prove him wrong, with the Portuguese coach publicly calling out the forward during their time together at Manchester United.

Martial's United career has been plagued by inconsistency, particularly while Mourinho was in charge.

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Martial started just three of the opening 11 Premier League games during the 2017-18 campaign - Mourinho's second season as United boss.

He told RMC he was frustrated by Mourinho's public criticisms, claiming it made him determined to prove his manager wrong.

This season, Martial has netted 12 goals and provided five assists in 28 matches in all competitions.

Martial managed to reclaim a regular spot in United's line-up after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, with the Norwegian placing his faith in the 24-year-old and Marcus Rashford after deciding to offload Romelu Lukau and Alexis Sanchez last summer. Of course you want to show him that he is wrong. Each time I came on, I scored, and he eventually said to me, 'you see, now you understand what I am after'.

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