Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has demanded Anthony Martial take a leaf from Marcus Rashford’s book and follow his lead.
Having enjoyed a strong first season at Old Trafford under the leadership of Louis van Gaal, Martial has failed to establish a regular place, Mourinho, this season.
And the Portuguese boss says the young Frenchman still needs to “do the things I want very well.”
“I know we are together for almost 10 months,” Mourinho said when asked about Martial’s form. “The same way I know the players much better now and the players should know me also much better now.
“The same way I know what the players like, I think they also know what I like. The same way I have to go in the direction of the players, the players they have also to come in my direction.
“That’s why Marcus Rashford, even without scoring goals, even without scoring in the league since September, even without that, he was always a player that I trust, always a player that I play, always a player that I support. Because he was always coming in my direction, in the direction I want from a player, what I want as a Manchester United manager.
“He is about that. It’s about getting to know each other better and better and better and going in the direction of things we like.
“Do I think Anthony is a player with great potential? Yes I think. Do I think he can be successful for me? Yes I think. But he needs to give me things I like very much.”