Anthony Martial is using video bingo to help him learn English

Published Add your comment

Football News

French teenager Anthony Martial has hit the ground running since joining Manchester United on transfer deadline day. 

The 19-year-old has scored four goals in five appearances for the Red Devils since his £36 million move from AS Monaco.

However, the forward is struggling to learn English and finds it difficult to communicate with team-mates and coaching staff.


Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article:

Following advice from his compatriot and United team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin, Martial has undertaken a quite unconventional approach to beating the language barrier. 

According to the Mirror - who quote the Daily Star Sunday - the French international is using video bingo to help him grasp the language.

Schneiderlin, a summer signing from Southampton, has advised Martial to work on his numbers before moving on to letter and words. 

A source is quoted as saying: "Anthony is determined to learn enough English to get him going. He struggles but he wants to do something about it.

"The lad is lucky to have someone like Morgan around - he really is his eyes and ears. Morgan reckons it's best for Anthony to work on his numbers before moving on to letters and small words.

"He's a cracking young lad but for some reason English just seems to have passed him by."


United staff, players and supporters will see no problem with Martial's language issues if he can continue to produce performances of his current standard.

Despite failing to find the net in the 3-0 win against Sunderland, he was on hand to provide an assist for Wayne Rooney's first Premier League goal of the season.

His pace and willingness to run in behind the defence has brought a different element to United's attack and has been vital in helping the Red Devils climb to the summit of the table.

The Red Devils' next challenge is to kick-start their Champions League campaign with a home tie against Wolfsburg on Wednesday, before a trip to Arsenal next weekend.

Can Anthony Martial be the Premier League's top goalscorer this season? Have your say below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again