Anthony Martial has accused Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of ‘treachery’ (Getty)
After a formidable debut season at United underneath Louis van Gaal, Martial was unable to kick on throughout Jose Mourinho’s reign and the Portuguese had no hesitation in criticising the French ahead.
In 2018, Mourinho mentioned that Martial lacked ‘maturity’ and named him among the players he felt acted like ‘spoilt kids’, whereas after his sacking, Mourinho mentioned he felt that the 26-year-old wished to play as a striker ‘for the wrong reasons’.
However Martial has now accused Mourinho of not respecting him and admits he was harm by the choice to strip him of United’s No.9 shirt following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival in 2016.
In an interview with France Football, Martial mentioned: ‘It began with the story of the shirt quantity.
‘Throughout the holidays, he [Mourinho] despatched me a message to ask if I wish to change to the No.11, explaining to me that it’s nice as a result of it was worn by Ryan Giggs, a membership legend.
‘I inform him that I’ve the best respect for Giggs however I desire to maintain the No.9. After I returned to the membership, I see my title with the No.11, the story didn’t finish nicely. He [Mourinho] lacked direct respect for me.
Anthony Martial says Jose Mourinho performed ‘little video games’ with him within the media (Getty)
‘He talked about me within the press, little phrases, a bit like he had carried out with Karim Benzema at Actual Madrid. He likes these little video games, however he additionally is aware of who he’s doing it with.
‘He is aware of that I’m then 20 years outdated, that if I say one thing, it’s I who will move for the younger one who lacks respect.
‘So I mentioned nothing, it was ineffective. The next season, I used to be the most effective within the staff within the first a part of the season, he introduced in Alexis Sanchez and there I hardly performed anymore.
‘It’s the season of the World Cup and it price me dearly, particularly for the reason that France staff gained [the tournament]. I ought to have been there.’
Anthony Martial says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to defend his performances if he performed with an damage (AFP through Getty)
Martial additionally accused Solskjaer of ‘treachery’ by claiming that the previous United supervisor refused to defend his performances when he performed with an damage.
Talking on his time underneath Solskjaer, Martial mentioned: ‘I usually performed injured.
‘Folks don’t understand it, I couldn’t speed up throughout the 4 months following the Covid season. The coach tells me he wants me, so I play. However, given my recreation, if I can’t speed up, it turns into very difficult all the identical. And I obtained set on hearth [criticised by fans]… the coach by no means bothered to inform the media.
‘Clearly, I ended up getting injured for good and once I got here again, completed, I didn’t play anymore.
‘I took it very badly, I had a sense of injustice, you’re requested to sacrifice your self for the staff and behind the scenes you’re dismissed. For me, it’s nearly treachery. That’s all I hate. I could be blamed, however not for being pretend.
Martial, nevertheless, was extra optimistic about his time underneath Van Gaal.
‘I had an ideal relationship with Louis van Gaal the primary season,’ Martial mentioned.
‘I like to study and when a gentleman like him takes the time to make me watch movies of my matches in his workplace to elucidate issues to me, that’s the most effective.
‘As soon as I had scored twice and he made watch the video to set me on hearth. I informed him that I scored twice, so what’s the issue? He wished to speak to me about operating angles and motion zones. I informed him that I understood and that he preferred my complete character. With Mourinho, it had nothing to do.’
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