Manchester United facing problems in attack and defence - Jose Mourinho

Arnold Nichols
October 30, 2018

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial can become one of the best players in the Premier League if he realises his potential, according to team-mate Nemanja Matic.

United won a penalty when Martial went down in the penalty box under a challenge from Idrissa Gueye.

The France worldwide has forced his way back into the reckoning under Jose Mourinho, and has scored four goals in his last three Premier League games. "He needs more confidence".

Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher provided a fantastic analysis of Anthony Martial at Manchester United on Monday night. I think he can.

"In terms of the philosophy and the mentality yes [it was a good display] but I would like a better Man United than we have".

"So I'm really, really happy with him, with Luke Shaw, with boys who are improving, and hard periods for them, hard periods for myself because I want more for them and I took them to the limit, but at the moment Anthony is able to do things that he was not able to do before".

"If I had his ability with the ball and I was as quick as him then I wouldn't pass to anyone and I would score every game!"

Mourinho was eager to land a new centre-back all summer but the United hierarchy failed in their efforts to secure some targets and refused to deliver others.

They are five points off the top-four and now nine points behind Premier League leaders and arch-rivals Liverpool.

"To be serious, he does need more confidence and this comes with results", Matic said. In his record, there is nothing that has set the world alight, he's scored some goals but his ratio you certainly would not say are high enough to live with the modern day great wide players in Europe and the Premier League'.

"You've got to keep impressing the manager, at 22 you're looking to improve all the time, and it'd be a tragedy for that boy if he doesn't achieve what God has given him, and he could reach the very top". Do I not like him?

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