Jose Mourinho has warned Anthony Martial he needs to take his chances as he is running out , in a press conference ahead of the match against West Ham Mourinho said that Anthony Martial had a decent game against Feyenoord but suggested that he was fighting for a place with members of the team and time was running out for him to impress.
Mourinho was quoted as saying ‘The players have to win their positions. They are friends, they are colleagues who work together every day but in the end they compete between themselves to have more chance to play.
Anthony played against Arsenal. Thursday was a moment to give Mkhitaryan a chance to start.’
Mourinho also suggested the player was probably more used to Louis Van Gaal’s pattern and yet to adjust to his ‘The way the team played last season – I’m not saying better or worse, just different – was probably more adaptive to Anthony,’ the Portuguese added.
‘He was probably more comfortable playing that way, at that intensity, that rate of ball possession and ball circulation.
‘Probably he also needs some time but in our squad, especially in these positions, we have Mkhitaryan, (Jesse) Lingard, (Memphis) Depay, (Juan) Mata, (Marcus) Rashford. These are probably the positions where we have more options.’