Jose Mourinho has reportedly told Anthony Martial that he must improve if he wants to play in the first team.

The Portuguese manager is not satisfied with the way the French player is playing at the moment and has made it known to the striker.

Anthony Martial has enjoyed a good start to life at Manchester United last season where he has impressed in important games. Indeed he was one of the best players under Louis Van Gaal, but the player has failed to replicate the same form this season.

Jose Mourinho has stated that no player has a guaranteed place in the team and that they will have to earn their place. He has told the French striker that he will need to raise his game if he wants to get a chance to play.

Anthony Martial has experienced some personal problems recently where he has split from his girlfriend and this is reportedly affecting his performance on the pitch. The manager has reportedly told the player that this is his own problem and that he will need to sort this thing on his own, and that should not be affecting his career.

Jose Mourinho has stated that he is pleased with the way his team has started the new season, but he needs them to remain focus. He said that the season is a long one and that he needs all his players at the peak of their game. He believes that Martial has the potential to become a great player, but he has to focus on his game and not allow his personal life to get in the way of his Manchester United career. At the moment he believes that the player is experiencing a poor period, and he wants him to come back stronger.