Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Form United ace earns recall to France squad

Form United ace earns recall to France squad

The 22-year-old, whose future at Old Trafford looked to be in doubt this summer, has been United's most impressive player so far this season and has four goals in his last four Premier League games.

And speaking on Martial's U-turn at the club, Mourinho has revealed he set a hard path for his player in order for him to realise his "phenomenal talent".

The Frenchman fell out of favour with Mourinho in the second half of last season and missed making the World Cup squad that eventually won France the tournament in the summer. He knows it and I've told him.

The France worldwide scored 17 times in his debut campaign in the Premier League after Martial netted on his debut in Manchester United's 3-1 win over bitter rivals Liverpool FC in September 2015.

"It was just a question of him understanding what a top player is because there is a big difference between a top talent and a top player".

Deschamps acknowledged Martial's struggles to maintain his best form in the past have held him back at times.

"No team will want to face Anthony Martial right now". He's experienced both good and bad times, which is also the case for his club, ' Deschamps said.

'What he's now achieving with Manchester United is closer to what he's able to do regularly.

Deschamp while announcing his squad admitted that Martial has risen to become the great player he expects him to be and he is getting more mature on the pitch.

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"It's obvious by Jose Mourinho's choice [to make Martial a first-teamer] and what he's doing on the pitch".

His recent match-winning displays have seen French national team boss Didier Deschamps recall him for their upcoming games against the Netherlands (November 16) and Uruguay (November 20).

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