France boss admits Martial has improved at Man United

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France coach, Didier Deschamps has admitted that Anthony Martial has improved during his time at Manchester United.

The forward has scored 73 goals for United in 229 matches, including 23 from last season alone, but he has just 1 goal in 19 matches for his country.

However, Deschamps seems happy with his all round development, and didn’t hesitate to praise him after their 1-0 win over Portugal last weekend.

Speaking to TF1, the coach said, “He lacked in finishing – it seemed a little bit clumsy.

“But sincerely, having watched the moments again, it came down to small margins.

“He is part of the group of players who have not been here for a long period of time, but he has changed during this period, on the pitch and off of it.

“With years, he has also gained maturity. He is much more determined – he already had quality. Things are more concrete.

“I feel a bit unfortunate for him because he was not rewarded with a goal, but he is very promising.”

Martial’s Premier League form hasn’t been at the same level as it was last season, but the Frenchman will be hopeful of getting a goal when United play West Brom, after bagging two in the UEFA Champions League so far.