'Martial has improved everything' - Mourinho 'very happy' with Man Utd winger

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The France international continued his impressive run of form with a stunning strike against Everton on Sunday

Jose Mourinho believes Anthony Martial has improved "everything" about his game following the Frenchman's decisive goal against Everton on Sunday. 

The Manchester United manager was full of praise for Martial, who drew a penalty and scored in his side's 2-1 win over the Toffees at Old Trafford.

Martial has now scored in three consecutive Premier League games, tallying four goals in that run.

The 22-year-old has started four straight games over all competitions, and his manager says the improvement he has displayed has been comprehensive. 

When asked what part of his game Martial has improved, Mourinho told Sky Sports : "Everything. He has the same natural talent that he had one or two years ago but he is improving his way of thinking football, thinking training too, and thinking his role in the team."

Martial's place in the United team has been anything but assured with the Red Devils. The France international started just 26 of his 45 appearances for United last season, as he missed out on Les Bleus' World Cup-winning squad.

Mourinho, though, sounded an optimistic note about the future for Martial, who joined United from Monaco in 2015. 

"I am really happy with [Martial], Luke Shaw, boys that are improving. They had difficult periods, difficult periods for myself, because I want more from them and I took them to the limits.

"But in this moment I think both, and in today's case Anthony, was able to do things he was not able to do before. So really, really happy with Anthony."

Martial's future at Old Trafford is anything but assured after he reportedly turned down the club's offer of a new contract this week. 

Though Martial could eventually depart Old Trafford, Mourinho is more than happy to have him in his team for the time being at least. 

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"I think he coped well with this development process," Mourinho said in his post-game press conference. 

"He took quite a long time to understand what we want from him, took quite a long time for his brain, and also his body, to be ready to play the way we want him to.

"But at the moment he is solid, playing very well, and even if he doesn't score, his performance is a solid performance for the team, and that's what we need. So I'm very happy with Anthony."

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