Martial has no issue with 'hard' Mourinho: He likes me as a person

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The France international has been in and out of the side during the 2017-18 campaign but feels no reason to complain about his current situation

Anthony Martial has insisted that there are no issues with Jose Mourinho despite his lack of regular starts for Manchester United.

The France international has made just three league starts in the 2017-18 campaign and has often been rotated with Marcus Rashford as both players vie for a start of the left of the attack.

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He has, though, managed four goals in the Premier League, with United now needing to cut the gap on table-toppers Manchester City, who have raced into an eight-point lead.

Despite not being a regular under Mourinho, Martial has no problem with the Red Devils boss, insisting that the Portuguese is "hard" on all his players.

"He's hard with all of us and he is hard with me, there is no question," he told the Premier League, via Manchester United's Twitter feed.  "But I know that it's for my benefit. But I also know that he really likes me as a person, so there's no issue about the discipline being for the wrong reasons.

"But the objective, of course, is to have all of us in good condition, and being fit to play every match and that is what I'm hoping to do.

"At the beginning we didn't know each other too well, but over time we have got to know each other better. He knows my strengths and my weaknesses, such as they are, but the outcome is that we are learning to give everything in the right way."

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Martial also discussed United's impressive home form, that has seen them win every match they've played at Old Trafford in all competitions this season.

He added: "We do play better at home because we have good tactical awareness as a team and obviously at Old Trafford we have the fans behind us that give us that extra push, that extra force. So we are happy to get every win we can, so hopefully we can keep on winning."

Mourinho's men are back in Premier League action after the international break against Newcastle United as they aim to get back on track following defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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