Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Martial Sends Message to Boss as He Seeks Place in Starting 11

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Martial Sends Message to Boss as He Seeks Place in Starting 11

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ANTHONY Martial admits he 'prefers to start games' and has vowed to continue 'putting in good performances' to finally nail down a regular starting role under Jose Mourinho.

The 21-year-old has been rotated with fellow prodigy Marcus Rashford on a game-bygame basis as the pair fight it out to be United's starting leftwinger.

Martial has made eight starts this season but it has been his impact from the bench that has particularly caught the eye - four of his six goals this season have come as a substitute.

And, having scored a crucial late winner against Tottenham last week, Martial hopes to maintain his strong start to the season as he looks to become a regular starter.

"It's easier to start the game," he said. "When you come off the bench, the other players are warmed up, they're totally in the game, and you have to get into it straight away. …

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