first_imgManchester United Martial happy at Man Utd but wants more starts Goal Last updated 2 years ago 04:19 11/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Anthony Martial Manchester United 2017 Getty Images Manchester United Anthony Martial Premier League The France international has made a big impact off the bench in Premier League action, but is still hoping to feature more from the get go Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial says he is happier at the club than he was last season, but still wants more playing time at Old Trafford. Martial endured a difficult second season with Man Utd in 2016-17, scoring just eight goals in all competitions after a stellar debut campaign the year prior. Mou’s Reds 14/1 for PL title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 21-year-old has rebounded in 2017-18, scoring six goals and adding six assists in all competitions despite featuring largely in a substitute role as he battles Marcus Rashford for playing time.Martial has scored all four of his Premier League goals this season off the bench, as he has made just three starts in the league this term. He has, however, started three of his four Champions League appearances so far this season. “It’s easier to start the game,” Martial told SFR Sport. “When you come off the bench, the other players are warmed up, they’re totally in the game, and you have to get into it straight away.”I prefer to start the game, I have more time to get myself into the game.”I have faith in my qualities, and I think the manager has confidence in me, too, so it’s up to me to continue putting in good performances, and if I do that, I think I’ll play a bit more.”Anthony Martial Manchester United Tottenham Premier LeagueMartial’s performances this season have earned him a recall to the France national team for their upcoming friendlies against Wales and Germany.The striker is in line to earn his first cap since October 2016 during the international break and he admits he feels much happier in the current campaign. “I feel a lot better this season, and I hope I’m going to continue like that,” Martial said.”If I’m with the squad, you’ll see I’m one of the first to have a laugh. But outside of that, I’m reserved, I don’t show my emotions too much.”Even if you don’t see me smile, I’m still very happy.”last_img read more