Martial: If Mourinho comes then fine, but I want to repay LVG

Date published: Wednesday 6th April 2016 11:44

Anthony Martial: Has a message for Louis van Gaal

Anthony Martial has offered his opinion on the rumours circulating that Manchester United will replace Louis van Gaal with Jose Mourinho this summer.

The 20-year-old, signed for an initial £36million from Monaco over the summer, has impressed in his debut season at Old Trafford with Van Gaal giving the France striker a regular role in the side.

But with United facing a battle to finish in the top four of the Premier League and ensure Champions League football returns to Old Trafford next season, van Gaal has found himself under huge pressure.

Former Chelsea manager Mourinho has been consistently linked to the job in the last few months and is also in the news on Wednesday amid claims he wants a written demand from United to confirm his appointment at the end of the season.

But with several of the clubs young players reportedly preferring the appointment of Ryan Giggs should van Gaal be replaced, Martial has told France Football that he is keen to repay the faith the Dutchman has placed in him.

“As long as the current coach is there, I don’t think about it,” Martial, who has 13 goals this season, said.

“If Mourinho must arrive, he will arrive. For the moment the coach is still there.

“Every coach has their good and bad sides. Van Gaal has given me a lot of confidence and I try hard to pay it back to him every day.”

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