Anthony Martial has been given a tough time by Jose Mourinho at Manchester United this season but his form has been improving over recent weeks.
Martial scored the opening goal in our 2-0 win over Burnley this afternoon and it was his attempt that set up Wayne Rooney for the second.
After the game, Mourinho has sung the praises of the French striker.
If the attitude is right, if the brain is right, if the desire is right, everybody knows the qualities he has, so I’m really pleased with what he did for us.
It wasn’t just Martial, but the team as a whole that impressed Mourinho, with United enjoying a second consecutive league games where we’ve stopped the opposition getting a shot on target.
Individual performances, top. Collective performance, top. Total control of the game. Very difficult place to play and I think, since the beginning of the game, we had a feeling that we were going to win the game. Even in the second half, [it was] closer to 3-0 than 2-1. Very good really.
I would say [we play with] three centre-backs because Marouane was there to mark the direct football and to give protection to the other two, but I think all three [including Daley Blind and Eric Bailly] were really solid, I repeat, against an opponent which is difficult to cope with.