Man Utd ace Anthony Martial speaks out following Chelsea loss: It's easier to start

MANCHESTER UNITED striker Anthony Martial has admitted it is difficult to make an impact off the bench.

Posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by

Man Utd ace Anthony Martial speaks out following Chelsea loss: It's easier to start
Man Utd ace Anthony Martial has admitted he wants to be playing from the start

The France international came off the bench again yesterday as the Red Devils lost to Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

But Martial is convinced he will get more opportunities if keeps performing well and believes Jose Mourinho has confidence in his ability.

"It's easier to start the game," the Manchester United star told SFR Sport.

"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. I prefer to start the game, I have more time to get myself into the game.

"I have faith in my qualities, and I think the manager has confidence in me, too, so it's up to me to continue putting in good performances, and if I do that, I think I'll play a bit more.

"We all prefer to play, even if at United when I come off the bench, I make a difference. I prefer to start games and show what I'm capable of.

"When you score and you're a forward, you're happy. It's going well. Even though I'm a substitute, I play often.

"I've played three, two games in the Champions League, I play one game in two. It's going well. I'd like to play more - that's going to come through my performances."

Martial has been in superb form this season, despite having limited chances to impress.

Mourinho has often preferred Marcus Rashford with the England international also standing out for United.

Martial has scored six times and provides six assists to his team-mates in all competitions.

The forward has also been recalled by France for friendlies against Wales and Germany.

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