Anthony Martial hits out at Mourinho and Solskjaer

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.’


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