- Anthony Martial said he never had a soft landing at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho
- The French forward claimed the Portuguese manager denied him chances to prove himself
- Martial said he proved the Portuguese manager wrong about him when he started scoring
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial disclosed that he proved Jose Mourinho's impression about him wrong with his prolific instinct during the Portuguese manager's short spell at Man United.
The Frenchman played under Mourinho at Old Trafford before he was given a marching order after poor Premier League run, with Ole Gunnar Solskajaer handed a waiver to continue the beautiful work.
Speaking with RMC Sport, the forward swings the pendulum back on his time with the Portuguese at Theatre of Dreams, saying Mourinho never believed in him until he started proving him wrong through consistent goal scoring run.
Martial said for a couple of games, Mourinho never started him but whenever he was given the chance to play, he scored, and that was enough to dust off the Portuguese's public criticism of his consistency.
"It's true that I'd have preferred it if he'd told me directly, there's no need to say it in front of everybody," the 24-year-old winger said.
"After that, you definitely want to prove him wrong. He didn't start me during the first few games and each time I came on, I scored.''
Mourinho succeeded Louis van Gaal after the sacking of the Dutch legendary manager, with Martial making only 18 first-team Premier League starts under him.
The French forward also made 10 appearances in the UEFA Europa League that season, winning the league in the season.
Mourinho's romance with Man United suddenly ended after his third season, thus bringing fore his subsequent sacking.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that less than six months after taking Spurs job, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho said he has a difficult job in his hands, though admitted he is relishing on new challenge in the Premier League.
Mourinho made a surprising yet sensational return to Premier League after Tottenham announced him as their new manager. The Portuguese's appointment was confirmed on Wednesday, November 20, after Spurs showed Mauricio Pochettino the exit door.
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