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Anthony Martial talks about his bond with United fans

Anthony Martial has told Inside United magazine that it’s the passion of the fans that makes him so determined to stay and succeed at Manchester United.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Red Devils this terms, after failing to make a significant impact during the early days of Jose Mourinho’s reign. However, the 21-year-old has kicked on since then, helping himself to 7 goals so far this season.

Martial has been afforded more opportunities as the season has gone on, due to the sheer amount of games United have played, having won the League cup and reached the quarter final stage of both the Europa League and the FA Cup.

Anthony Martial

The youngster revealed that it’s his bond with United fans that has made his time in Manchester such a pleasant one.
The Frenchman told Inside United magazine: “For me, what’s really special here is the supporters. They’ve been really outstanding with me. I think that’s what goes a long way to making me feel at home and at ease, and makes me really keen to stay here at the club.”

Martial took the Premier League by storm last term, announcing himself with a stunning goal against Liverpool on his debut. Everyone in English football can see the Frenchman’s undeniable talent, it’s been evident ever since that stunning solo effort.
However, it’s not been all plain sailing, the 21-year-old spoke openly about how good the United fans have been with him through tricky spells, and how thankful he is for their patience and unwavering support.

“In France, even if you’re one of the best players around, they might begin to boo and jeer you if you go a couple of games without scoring. But here it’s just the opposite, they’ll try to cheer you on so you might be able to score, and so then you grow in confidence. I think it’s just a different mentality. That’s why I like the fans here so much. And in the street, there are always those who shout things like ‘Keep going!’ and ‘I hope you score!’, nice messages of encouragement. It always does you good to hear them.”

Mourinho will be hoping Martial can grow into a world-class player in the coming years, he certainly has the talent to do so. The test for the 21-year-old will be to add consistency to his game, without losing the devastating unpredictability that makes him so dangerous. United fans will be right by his side as he aims to take that next step, encouraging and supporting him, as always.