Martial explains improved performances

Anthony Martial finished the 2019-20 campaign as his most productive in a Manchester United shirt – 17 goals and six assists in the Premier League and a further four goals in our UEFA Europa League campaign.

The 24-year-old’s previous highest Premier League return had been 11 in his debut season of 2015-16.

Sitting down with Inside United magazine, Anthony Martial explained his goalscoring form:

“I think it’s down to the fact that I’ve enjoyed more game time. I’ve played in practically every game and so I think it’s all about consistency.

“In previous seasons I haven’t been able to feature as regularly; I’d be on the bench quite a bit and other times I’d be starting, which was quite difficult. Whereas right now I know that the coach has faith in me and I’m confident of starting the next match. So, I’m giving everything I can in order to pay back that trust he has shown.

“[I’m hungry for all goals] because for me, a goal is a goal. So simply by managing to score more of a simple kind of goal, I know that I’ll score a lot more in total. It’s something that we work on a lot in training and I then try and reproduce that in a match situation.”

Indeed, Anthony Martial’s 31 Premier League starts was the most he has made in a United shirt. Many of them were as striker too, having previously been used out on the left wing.

The improved performances of Martial and Marcus Rashford certainly improved following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes at the end of the January transfer window.

Heading into the new season the attack is looking excellent, with the prospect of adding Jadon Sancho to the ranks too.