Ex-United star hails Mourinho’s handling of ‘disrespectful’ Martial

Date published: Tuesday 21st February 2017 2:12

Paul Parker thinks Jose Mourinho was correct to criticise Anthony Martial, who the former Manchester United defender believes “doesn’t respect the people around him”.

The Frenchman has just found a decent run of form after being in and out of the United side for much of the season under Mourinho.

And Parker, who played over 100 times for the Red Devils, thinks Mourinto’s tough love will eventually pay off for the 21-year-old.

“People say Martial hasn’t been given the opportunity but when he has he’s not grasped it,” Parker said, exclusively speaking to 888sport.

“When you look between the lines of his goals and assists there hasn’t been a lot of meat on the bone.

“Maybe this is the first time I’ve ever agreed with Mourinho in wanting more from him and you can look at stats but at the end of the day it’s about people and what they do in games.

“I still don’t think he does enough and gives the ball away cheaply.

“When he does he then doesn’t respect the people around him by working hard trying to get it back again or putting himself in a position to stop opponents progressing.”

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