MATIC: MARTIAL DOESN’T KNOW HOW GOOD HE IS

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Anthony Martial has been in good form in recent weeks and has fought his way back into Manchester United’s starting eleven.

The 22-year-old scored a brace in the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, and followed that up with another beautiful goal against Everton over the weekend.

Nemanaja Matic has hailed Martial for his form in recent weeks and has even revealed that the Frenchman doesn’t know how good he really is.

“Anthony is a great player and he needs to understand that,” said Matic after Sunday’s match.

“He needs more confidence. He is still young and I think if he continues to score he will get that.

“If he reaches his top level he can be one of the best players in the league for sure.”

Matic added: “With the ball, he can run. He has everything that a Manchester United football player needs. Sometimes I don’t think he understands that.

“If I had his ability with the ball and I was as quick as him then I wouldn’t pass to anyone and I would score every game!

“To be serious, he does need more confidence and this comes with results. When you don’t have results it is very difficult for players to have that high confidence.

“If we can get results over the next few games and improve as a team he will show that he is very important for us.

“The manager speaks with him about it. I have told him once! But he is a great person and a great guy and I am happy for him that he is scoring. It is great.

“The quality is there, confidence is there now and he just needs to be more consistent. I am glad we have him in the team.

“In football and in life you have difficult times and you have to get back on track and that is exactly what he is doing.”