It was reported over the January transfer window that the Frenchman, consigned primarily to the bench, was unhappy with his situation at Old Trafford.
However, Martial dispelled any speculation surrounding a potential move away by labelling the reports as false, before going on to kiss the badge after scoring during Man United’s 2-0 win over Watford last weekend.
But according to the Mirror‘s Adrian Kajumba, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has continued to monitor the 20-year-old’s situation.
The idea that Martial had somehow ‘fallen out of favour’ with Mourinho is simply false. What truly happened is far more simple: the 54-year-old, having seen the Frenchman struggle to perform at the right level during large parts of the season, took him out of the team for some time to reflect, judge the last few months, and go again.
This was essentially Mourinho asking Martial whether he had more gears, more to offer, and he duly delivered against Watford with an effervescent performance. The Portuguese noted after the game that Martial had been a quiet, immensely focused figure in the week leading up to the contest with Walter Mazzarri’s side – a clear indicator of the youngster working hard to restore his status as a regular starter at Old Trafford, and supporters will now hope to see him kick on.