Ex Manchester United star, Gary Neville has accused Anthony Martial of only ever playing at “85 per cent” of his ability.
The forward has enjoyed an encouraging start to the campaign, scoring six times and registering six assists in 14 appearances in all competitions, seven of which have been as a substitute.
Neville thinks Martial has the talent to be “tearing this league apart” but thinks Mourinho and France head coach Didier Deschamps have identified a problem in his attitude.
“It’s been a stop-start Manchester United career for Martial,” he told The Gary Neville Podcast .
“For someone of his talent, he should be tearing this league apart with his ability. He’s lost his place in the France squad. There’s obviously something wrong with him.”
He said, “Mourinho and the French manager has turned off of him a little bit. You always get the feeling he’s playing at 85 per cent. If he showed that extra 15 per cent, then he could do anything. He’s got everything you’d want: composure in front of goal, great skill, pace, strength, but what is that little bit missing?”