The Mirror's integrity is not often brought into question but, according to Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, it's readers have the right to have some reservations about some of it's stories.
With old rivals Liverpool and Manchester United coming head-to-head on Monday evening, it's no surprise that most of the press' coverage has revolved around the biggest rivalry in English football.
But as can quite often be the case ahead of a big Premier League fixture, stories are forced through without any real substance or interest.
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The 20-year-old was claimed to have said, as per the Mirror: “I don’t think you have seen the true Martial at Man United yet. I know I can perform better, I know I can do more.
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“But I’m convinced this season can be my year. It’s a feeling I have.”
It was followed by a stream of rambling and generic quotes that were of very little interest. In fact, they were so uninteresting you could be quite easy persuaded to believe that they were made up!
Martial rejects the Mirror
The forward has vowed never to hold interview with the Mirror - presumably based on some of the coverage of the former Monaco forward's private life.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday evening, Martial said: "Hey @MirrorFootball who gave you these answers? I have never done this interview...and especially not to you !"
Hopefully the publication will have learned their lesson after being caught red-handed by the man supposedly interviewed. But it will certainly leave readers a little concerned by the integrity of its reportage.
Nonetheless, Martial will not be dwelling on the story too much, as he looks to force his way into contention for a start at Anfield, when Jose Mourinho's men take on Liverpool on Monday evening.
After a promising first campaign at Old Trafford, in which the French youngster netted 17 goals, Martial has yet to cement his place in Mourinho's plans - having made just four starts in his six appearances in the league.
And with the 20-year-old's lack of game time has come a lack of goals, with just a single strike in the Red Devils' recent draw to Stoke his only goal in nine appearances.
But the Frenchman's first goal for United came in a 3-1 win over the Reds last September, and he will undoubtedly be hoping to kick start his season when side travel to Merseyside on Monday evening.
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