There were rumours in the summer that Anthony Martial was set to leave Manchester United. The Frenchman didn’t play well during Jose Mourinho’s first season and there were suggestions that the manager was happy to let him leave.

However, Martial has had a fantastic start to this season. Despite largely starting games on the bench, he’s scored four goals in seven appearances in all competitions.

Mourinho has claimed that Martial’s improved form is down to his happiness.

I see a great improvement in the person, in the mood, in the face, in the body language. If you want just a word, in the happiness. He’s a happy guy, he’s working extremely well. He starts matches, he tries to do well. He goes from the bench, even it is for 10 minutes like in the last match at home, he tries to enjoy and try to give something in these extra minutes. I am very pleased with his attitude overall and then it’s easier to play well.