France coach Deschamps explains recall for Man Utd attacker Martial

France coach Deschamps explains recall for Man Utd attacker Martial”

While it could be argued that Martial should have to prove himself over a longer period of time to earn that new deal, from a business sense, it's perhaps the safest move for United to protect their investment at the very least.

He was fined in the summer after failing to return to United's pre-season camp in America after having a child.

However, Martial appears to have turned a corner in recent weeks after netting in his last four games in the Premier League to help the Red Devils collect 10 points.

"I never gave up", Mourinho told the club's official website.

"It depends on him, he can go much further".

'I knew that for him to become a really top player, he needed to overcome some barriers that I put on the road for him.

"It is up to his talent, because he has phenomenal talent".

Manchester United will take on Premier League leaders Manchester City at The Etihad in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

He has been operating from the left with either Alexis Sanchez or Marcus Rashford through the middle in the absence of Romelu Lukaku, who returned to training today.

And France boss Didier Deschamps agrees with Mourinho that Martial's rough patches have made him a better player.

"Anthony has had good times in blue but also some hard, particularly at club level", Deschamps told a news conference after he unveiled his latest squad.

The Frenchman's current contract is set to expire at the end of the season, albeit United have an option to extend his stay for another year. I'm talking about commitment and efficiency in front of goal.

"Anthony is a young player who is in the process of acquiring, I hope, a certain level of maturity - his potential is incredible".

The United superstar has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, amid reports of a hard relationship with manager Jose Mourinho, but the Portuguese coach has made him central to his plans in recent weeks .

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