Manchester United striker, Anthony Martial has come out to accuse Jose Mourinho of disrespecting him during their time together at Manchester United. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he was very disappointed when Mourinho forcefully took his No. 9 jersey and replaced it with No.11 when he specifically told him that he preferred to have the 9 on his back.
Martial added that he considered that action disrespectful at the time, especially since it came from a Mourinho who did not play him often when Sanchez joined.
His words, “It started with the shirt number thing,”
“During the holidays, he sent me a message asking me if I would change to No.11, explaining that it was great because it was the number of the legend Ryan Giggs. I told him that I had the greatest respect for Giggs but that I would prefer to keep my No. 9. And when I go back to the club, I see my No. 11 shirt, the story didn’t go well.”
“He disrespected me, directly. He talked about me in the press, little phrases, a bit like he had done with Karim Benzema at Real Madrid. In the [2017-18] season, I was the team’s top scorer in the first half of the season, he brought in Alexis Sanchez and then I didn’t play much. It was the World Cup season as well, and it cost me a lot at the end, especially as the French team won. I should have been there.”
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