Forget Perisic: Jose Mourinho personally confirm talks with £36m-rated attacker

Manchester United made it two wins in two last weekend and they now occupy the Zenith of the Premier league log, with French attacker Anthony Martial being impressive despite cameos from the bench.

According to reports making the rounds, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he’s held talks with Martial about his future with the Red Devils.

Martial failed to get a starting place in the team of United last season and Mourinho had asked the player to improve upon his play. He had a barnstorming pre-season and he has replicated same form since the start of the season, scoring in the two games for United from the bench.

Man United were heavily linked with a move for Ivan Perisic and talks emerged that the San Siro outfit wanted Martial to be included in a swap deal, with further claim that the 22-year-old French star would consider the move. However, that has not been the case as Mourinho has confirmed that the star’s future is with United.


“We had a conversation about the future he has here and I think he has a good connection on the pitch with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku,” Mourinho said.

“I think he is growing in confidence and to have two periods of 20 minutes and score two goals is good for that.

“Of course he wants to play, start for us, be selected for the national team and go to the World Cup. That’s good and for me, it’s simple: I cannot play Premier League, Champions League and cups with 11 players. I need a squad.

“He is working really well and maybe the little French language group we have with Paul, Romelu and Marouane Fellaini is helping him. He is very well integrated now. They bring him up and his level has improved.”

Martial became the most expensive teenager in world football when Luis Van Gaal sanctioned a £36m deal for him in the summer of 2015 and at that time, his stock for United was high.

He struggled last season as he played from the bench more often that not. He seem to have found his footing and he hope he maintains the same.