Martial discusses Mourinho to Man United talk

Date published: Tuesday 5th April 2016 3:19

Anthony Martial has discussed the speculation surrounding Jose Mourinho taking over as Manchester United manager.

The Portuguese, who was sacked as Chelsea boss in December, has long been linked with the managerial post at Old Trafford, with current incumbent Louis van Gaal under increasing pressure.

Van Gaal, who was appointed by the club in summer 2014, has endured a difficult second season at the helm, with Champions League qualification as yet uncertain.

The club exited the current tournament at the group stages, with the FA Cup providing their last possible chance of lifting their first trophy since the 2013 Community Shield.

A 1-0 victory over Everton on Sunday puts United fifth in the Premier League table, one point behind bitter rivals Manchester City in the race for fourth and Champions League qualification for next season.

And although some reports on Tuesday morning claimed that the Dutchman could remain manager into next season, Mourinho continues to be heavily linked to the job.

Asked on the speculation surrounding the United manager, striker Martial said: “As long as the current coach is there, I don’t think about it. 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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