Jose Mourinho explains why Anthony Martial has started the season so well

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After a fairly dismal Premier League campaign in 2016/17, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United have started the new season in sensational style.

On Saturday afternoon, the Red Devils brushed aside Swansea, claiming their second consecutive 4-0 victory after disposing of West Ham last weekend.

Goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial sealed the three points as United look certain to mount a serious title challenge this time around.


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Mourinho has an embarrassment of riches in the forward department with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford all impressing in Wales.

However, one man has really caught the eye in United's two fixtures from the bench, with Martial registering two goals already in 2017/18.

The Frenchman failed to match the standards he set in his debut campaign last season but now, the flying winger looks back to his formidable best.

After the match, Mourinho explained just why the former Monaco man is terrorising defences once again.

"Anthony Martial is working hard, he is confident” he said, per Independent.

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“The French language connection is there to help him a lot and get to the level we know he can be because the potential is huge."

Mourinho then went on to express his delight at how his team are conducting themselves on the pitch, labelling them as "happy".

"Happiness in our play. It happened to me so much with my teams, you winning 1-0 and you can concede. There was no need to close the door, just let the horses run freely.


"I felt in control, if you had a chance to look at me and my body language I think you could see that. Football is football and when you make a mistake you can concede so I never felt totally relaxed. I had players on the bench who could help me."

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