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Anthony Martial has given Jose Mourinho the answer to one of his biggest problems

Jose Mourinho has had a problem with the left wing since he arrived but Anthony Martial may have finally answered all of his problems.

Anthony Martial has given Jose Mourinho the answer to one of his biggest problems

Jose Mourinho has had a problem with the left wing since he arrived but Anthony Martial may have finally answered all of his problems.

01 November 2018 Thursday 11:48
Anthony Martial has given Jose Mourinho the answer to one of his biggest problems

Who should start on the left wing for Manchester United?

It's a question which could be asked before each game and when the teamsheet drops it's never a certainty which attacker Jose Mourinho will have gone with.

A two-way battle between Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford became more complicated in January when Alexis Sanchez was brought into the mix.

The competition between Martial and Rashford was healthy pr

However, based on recent evidence it should be Sanchez who is accommodating Martial, not the other way round and it appears Mourinho's slowly coming round to that way of thinking.

The 22-year-old's best position is clearly on the left-hand side; his ability to cut inside and create chances makes him one of United's most threatening outfield players.

In the past three league games the Frenchman has started on the left and has scored four times and it was in that position that he produced his man-of-the-match performance against Newcastle.

Time and time again Sanchez has been given a free run to make that left-wing position his own and he's failed to impress. You could count on one hand the number of good performances he's produced down that side since arriving in January.

Something's just not clicking for the Chilean but it's not a problem for Mourinho because he has had the answer to his left-wing problem sitting there all along.

Gary Neville said he was shocked by Martial's stats which showed just how dangerous he could be if he was given regular game time. His projected stats for a whole season suggested he would be up there with Eden Hazard.

But it shouldn't come as any surprise to the former United defender as Martial has shown glimpses of how good he can be when he is given a chance.

In the last three league games he's reminded Mourinho why the club spent £50million on him in the first place, now it's down to Mourinho to give him the chance he deserves to establish himself as United's bona fide first-choice left winger.

ior to the Chilean's arrival but that has led to Martial allowing his head to drop - and you can understand why.

Since Sanchez's arrival he's been Mourinho's go-to man on the left, having started 16 times since January in the league with the majority of those starts coming from that position.

While Martial has started 13 games since January, two have been in the last two weeks against Chelsea and Everton, and the Frenchman has been forced to switch his position to accommodate Sanchez.

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