Anthony Martial has informed Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho that he does not want to be sitting on the bench following his match-winning cameo against Tottenham Hotspur Saturday. Martial come in for Marcus Rashford 70th minutes of the encounter and went on to score the only goal of the match at Old Trafford, latching on to Romelu Lukaku’s flick before finishing past compatriot Hugo Lloris.
The goal was Martial’s fourth as a substitute already this season, but he acknowledged that the form of Rashford will limit his own starting chances.
“The manager told me to find space. I know that Lukaku is good with his head and I found the space and scored,” he told Sky Sports News.
“We lost the last game. It was important for us to win and I am happy to score. Me I want to play. I don’t want to be on the bench. Rashford has been good too and the manager wants to give us a chance.”
Martial has started just three Premier League games this season.