Mourinho: Martial Has Learned His Role

Ruben Holloway
October 29, 2018

I've been a player and if I'm in that game, on the pitch and as close to incidents like that as you can get, it's not a penalty.

But United held on to manage just their second win in seven games to alleviate some of the pressure on Mourinho.

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial scored either side of the break to earn United their first league win since the global break, but it was not entirely straightforward as Gylfi Sigurdsson's late strike created a nervy finish at Old Trafford. That's how I know to take penalties.

"But for us in this moment it is is nearly impossible to keep a clean sheet even with the phenomenal goalkeeper we have".

"The thing I like is the desire to take it", Mourinho said.

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At least Mourinho currently has Martial, who is in the middle of contract talks with United over an extension, enjoying his best form under the current manager with four goals now in his last three Premier League games.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's unique run-up while taking a penalty has become quite the talking point this season.

"Paul wants to take and that for me is fantastic". He can take 62 steps if he wants.

"The keeper is also a good penalty saver so lets give credit to him".

"We have on us that extra factor that we are Manchester United, but we have to be strong enough and courageous enough to know that it's a game that we can win".

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The World Cup victor also failed to convert in the victory at Burnley in September and admitted he may have to reassess the heavily debated approach. The last game against Chelsea, we should have won this game, we missed two points.

Fans were disappointed with the result and the performance they saw from some of their players, however, one man appeared to standout for more criticism than others on social media.

"His performance today without the goal would be a good performance, and what I want from him is exactly that".

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