Martial hoping to build on strong start with Manchester United

French forward Anthony Martial is looking to add more goals to his tally for Manchester United between now and the end of the season. The 21-year-old has been in tremendous form for the Red Devils in the early part of the campaign, producing key goals including the winner against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Martial has already racked seven goals in the United shirt across all competitions, and he is just one short of achieving last season’s tally under Jose Mourinho. Despite this, the Frenchman wants to take his game to another level as he aims to make a greater impact with the Europa League holders.

Speaking in the lead-up to the Chelsea game, Martial told MUTV: “At the moment, I’m happy, even if I could have done more, scored more goals and made more decisive passes. But I’m happy. I think the difference is that last year I didn’t have a good season but, for now, things are going pretty well. I’m achieving my objectives and I hope to score a lot more by the end of the season. I must continue to keep up good performances for my club and if I’ve got the chance to start over there [for France] I will do the best I can.”

As a result of his bright form, Martial has regained his place with the France national side after a 12-month absence. The Frenchman struggled to find the cutting edge to his play during the backend of last season, but he has come as a rejuvenated this term following strong advice from Mourinho to improve on his attitude and intensity on the field. Martial has played as more of a substitute for United in the Premier League, and he is likely to stick for a similar role in the coming games with Marcus Rashford looking the better player while starting from the left-wing position.

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