Anthony Martial slams former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho.
Former manager Jose Mourinho has accused Martial of lacking maturity and also criticised him for wanting to play as a striker for all the wrong reasons.
The French international has now opened up about his relationship with the Portuguese boss.
Martial told France Football: ‘During the holidays, he [Mourinho] sent me a message to ask if I want to change to the No 11, explaining to me that it is great because it was worn by Ryan Giggs, a club legend.
‘I tell him that I have the greatest respect for Giggs but I prefer to keep the No 9. When I returned to the club, I see my name with the No 11, the story did not end well. He [Mourinho] lacked direct respect for me.’
He then also accused former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for not backing him.
He added: ‘‘People don’t know it, I couldn’t accelerate during the four months following the Covid season. The coach tells me he needs me, so I play. But, given my game, if I can’t accelerate, it becomes very complicated all the same. And I got set on fire [criticised by fans]… the coach never bothered to tell the media.
‘I took it very badly, I had a feeling of injustice, you are asked to sacrifice yourself for the team and behind the scenes you are dismissed. For me, it’s almost treachery. That’s all I hate. I can be blamed, but not for being fake.’