Anthony Martial responds to Jose Mourinho reports

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Despite Manchester United's struggles throughout the course of the campaign, talented forward Anthony Martial has enjoyed a fine debut season on English soil. 

Since arriving for the club from Ligue 1 outfit Monaco in a big money deal last summer, Martial has gone from strength-to-strength. 

In fact, after scoring United's 1000th Premier League goal at Old Trafford in this past weekend's 1-0 victory over Everton, the dynamic ace has racked up eight strikes in 25 league appearances this term. 


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It's safe to say that Martial has quickly established himself as Louis van Gaal's best signing. 

But that may not be enough for Van Gaal to keep his job; the experienced Dutchman has long been under pressure at the Theatre of Dreams and it's far from certain as to whether he will stay in his position ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 

LVG struggles

With the Red Devils currently sitting in fifth place in the Premier League table, Van Gaal may well have to overhaul rivals Manchester City and secure a top-four finish in order to remain United manager. 

Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with the top job in Manchester, but Martial has insisted that he doesn't think about the current situation. 

When asked about reports linking Mourinho with United, Martial stated, per the Manchester Evening News: "As long as the current coach is there, I don't think about it. If Mourinho must arrive, he will arrive. For the moment the coach is still there.

"Every coach has their good and bad sides. Van Gaal has given me a lot of confidence and I try hard to pay it back to him every day."

Let's be honest, with Van Gaal currently in the dugout, Martial was never going to elaborate on the prospect of joining up with Mourinho ahead of the 2016/17 season. 

Jose would change things 

But the potential arrival of the former Chelsea boss would completely change the dynamic at Old Trafford. Mourinho, despite his failure in west London this term, is one of the most revered managers in the game. 

He has his faults, of course, but he would represent a huge upgrade on Van Gaal, who has flattered to deceive for far too long. 

With United struggling to make an impact in the league and producing below-par performances on a consistent basis, surely the hierarchy must make a change sooner rather than later. Mourinho appears to be waiting, but will Ed Woodward and co. act? 

Should Mourinho replace Van Gaal at the end of the season? Have your say below! 

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