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Anthony Martial slams ‘treacherous’ Solskjaer and ‘disrespectful’ Mourinho in an explosive interview

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has blasted former managers Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in an explosive interview.

Martial’s career at Manchester United has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. He burst onto the scene at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ as the club’s top goalscorer in all competitions during Louis van Gaal’s tenure, scoring 17 goals despite being only 20 years old.

And it appeared as if Martial had finally found his place in the number nine role during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season, when he scored a career-high 23 goals.

However, a difficult second year leading the line eventually led to a chain of events in which Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo came through the door, and Martial was loaned out to Sevilla.

In an in-depth interview with France Football (via GIVEMESPORT), Martial addressed everything from Jose Mourinho’s disrespect to playing while injured under Solskjaer, highlighting how difficult his time at United has been over the years.

Disrespectful Jose Mourinho

“It started with the story of the shirt number. 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 talked about me in the press, little phrases, a bit like he had done with Karim Benzema at Real Madrid. He likes these little games, but he also knows who he is doing it with.

“He knows that I am then 20 years old, that if I say something, it is I who will pass for the young person who lacks respect.

“So I said nothing, it was useless. The following season, I was the best in the team in the first part of the season, he brought in Alexis Sanchez and there I hardly played anymore.

“It’s the season…

Source link : https://www.caughtoffside.com/2022/09/10/anthony-martial-slams-treacherous-solskjaer-and-disrespectful-mourinho-in-an-explosive-interview/

Author : Mehdi Gokal

Publish date : 2022-09-10 17:53:56

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