Anthony Martial Reveals Why He’s So Happy At Manchester United
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on March 25, 2017
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has revealed that the club’s fans’ are the reason he wishes to stay at Old Trafford for a long time.
The winger was United’s top goalscorer last season, bagging 17 goals in his first season at the club. However, the introduction of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has meant Martial’s starting place has come under threat, and on multiple occasions this season, a feud between himself and Josè Mourinho has been speculated.
The Frenchman denies any rift, though, and has revealed he wishes to stay at Manchester United for a long time due to the support he received from the fans. Speaking to InsideUnited, the 21-year-old said:
“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.”
“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.”
Martial arrived at Old Trafford from AS Monaco, who’s young talent has been shining through yet again this season. He was accused of being a ‘panic buy’ from the English press, so when Martial proved them wrong with a wonder goal against Liverpool followed up by two goals against Southampton, the following United fans created a song in his name – which we’re sure you’ve heard of by now.
Speaking about his song, he revealed:
“Yes, it’s always nice to hear that song. It really pushes you to do even better, it really makes you want to give everything you’ve got to not let those fans down in any way.”
“I honestly think that every time they sing it, I always feel just as happy as the first time I heard it.”
“I do get messages sent to me by lots of fans and I try to reply to them from time to time. I don’t go on social media that often – though I do try to respond now and again.”
“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,” he added.