Anthony Martial sounds keen to get back on the pitch after his red card against Tottenham earlier in the month. He missed Manchester United’s league matches against Newcastle and Chelsea but is available to face EB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
United suffered one of those days you don’t want to be reminded of against Spurs, with José Mourinho leaving Old Trafford with a smile on his face after winning 6-1. One of the biggest talking points from the game was Martial’s red card.
The France international was sent off for slapping Erik Lamela. However, it wasn’t much of a slap and Lamela was more than able to play on. The Spurs midfielder should have seen red for raising his hands to Martial (same offence — only difference being the United forward didn’t feel the need to throw himself to the floor in hoax agony).
It’s a lesson for Martial to learn and he plans to, according to a recent interview with the official Manchester United website. He is looking forward to playing football again and we need him back!
“For sure, it really does you good, especially when you’re talking about big games like these in the Champions League,” Martial said.
“That red card [against Spurs] was my first ever and it’s something that I will learn from.
“But it will at least allow me to work even harder in training to come back even better.
“I still haven’t scored yet this season. But I know that as and when I get off the mark with one, everything will be fine.
“So, it’s down to me to keep putting in a big effort in training and to then show everybody the real Anthony Martial.”
Martial still misses United’s clash against Arsenal on Sunday due to suspension.