Jose Mourinho Backs Anthony Martial To Deliver This Season

The French striker endured a hard time at Old Trafford last season and was tipped to move away from Manchester United but he has received the backing of his manager.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has backed Anthony Martial to shine this season, the 21-year-old came off the bench last week to score and assist in Manchester United’s Premier League opener 4-0 win over West Ham.

“I have faith in him,” Mourinho said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea City. “Probably, the player I was looking at [in the transfer market] was not a pure winger, because I have pure wingers.

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“The player I was looking for would allow me to play three at the back and do the wing-backs. As a pure attacking player, Martial is a good player.

“He is one of the players who will have a better season than last season. I look at my players and I am sure some will be better than they were last season, and Anthony is one of those, for sure.”

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